Cayton Bay, North Yorkshire, 5th May 2019

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On Sunday 5th May we met at Cayton Bay beach car park and made our way down the steep slope to the beach to see what this area could offer us!

The rocks at Cayton Bay are from the Callovian of the Jurassic and are 166 million years old. They contain bivalves such as Gryphaea, in addition to ammonites, belemnites, gastropods and occasionally, shrimps.

There was a short briefing on the beach and a look at a selection of fossils that we might find, and then we starting searching.

A selection of finds is below. Thanks to everyone who attended – we hope you enjoyed your day!

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