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An evenings talk titled: Jurassic Sea: From tiny life to great sea dragons by Naomi Stevenson
Wednesday December 13th | 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
Picture above titled… “Bait Ball” Museum of Jurassic Marine Life.
In a desperate attempt to avoid capture thousands of Thrissops fish swarm together into a bait ball. Trachyteuthis belemnites and Pectinatites ammonites also take action to leave the scene as three Ichthyosaurs (unnamed) hunt for prey. The youngest ichthyosaur darts into the bait ball causing the Thrissops to separate and open a writhing circular window to the ocean surface above.
Used with kind permission from Paleocreations.com
Jurassic Sea: From tiny life to great sea dragons by Naomi Stevenson
“Naomi is a local geologist who spent many years working with marine biologists and who is fascinated by the complexity of the life in our local Jurassic seas.
In this talk, Naomi will be looking at just what our seas were like, what sort of seabed formed beneath them, and how the creatures living in these seas lived and interacted with each other. Think in terms of a ‘Jurassic Blue Planet’…“
The Weymouth Bay Pliosaur a great sea dragon is said to be one of the largest Jurassic ocean going predators ever to have lived on earth featured below.
With the Jurassic decapod crustacean Mecochirus sp (found on an organised SDGS field trip) pictured below depicting just one example of the tiny life to be found in the Jurassic seas.
The event is free to members of The Stamford and District Geological Society. And for visitors a charge of £3 please. You can also apply for membership on the night.
“The Stamford and District Geological Society are pleased to announce that we have affiliated to Deposits Magazine and UKGE. This brings a great benefit to all members. As members will now receive a free quarterly PDF copy of deposits, packed with superb articles on fossils, rocks and minerals as part of their Membership of the SDGS. With newly signed up members also benefiting from this fantastic offer as part of joining the Stamford and District Geological Society.
More information on the magazine and online back articles can be found at www.depositsmag.com, and geological tools and equipment can be obtained from the link below.”