David Attenborough visits Lyme Regis


Tune into BBC One tonight Sunday 7th January 2018 or watch on BBC iplayer –

Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

David Attenborough visits Lyme Regis to film an amazing discovery with local Chris Moore.  Chris Moore has been running the family run Fossil Workshop and shop in Charmouth.  The shop  has been trading  for 30 years.   The hour long programme shows the discovery of a new species of ichthyosaur in Lyme Regis.   Chris Moore made an exciting discovery in January 2016 on the beach at Lyme Regis.  After a fall of rocks during a storm                                                                                                                          a large piece of limestone fell onto the beach.             Chris Moore noticed the fossil in the limestone which turned out to be the two flippers of the creature now named Sea Dragon.  This giant creature definitely ruled the sea when other dinosaurs were ruling the land.   During the hour long documentary you will be able to see the stunning coastline West Dorset has to offer.    In the main Lyme Regis where the discovery of the Sea Dragon a 200 million year old fossil was found.

The Fossil Shop and workshop in Charmouth is definitely worth a visit.  It is full of treasures found on the beaches along the Jurassic Coast.    Charmouth and Lyme Regis are renowned to be the fossil beaches.   It is possible to take  a 20 minute walk from either Gingerbread Cottage or Chiddy Nook Cottage and arrive at  Seatown beach.    There you can find a fossil treasure of your own!!




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