we spent a couple of hours experiencing life before dinosaurs, at Joggins, the fossils are 300 million years old
it was at low tide again when we arrived at Joggins, rocky fossil covered beach and cliffs
The Joggins Fossil Cliffs reveal the world's most complete fossil record of life in the Carboniferous Period, or "Coal Age".
this is the foot prints of a plant eating insect, that was one foot wide and 6 feet long, I can't remember the name of it.
all of the fossils that we saw was plant life
the tide uncovered this tree 4 months old
this is an old wharf, and part of a train track
the pattern is of the bark of a tree
some more plant life fossils
in this area also is 3 closed coal mines, the water here is emptying the mines of water, the mines were constantly filled with water .. making life for the miners extremely hard
this is another tree trunk fossil, pointy at the top and wider at the bottom
the round fossil in the middle is the root of a tree that is not exposed yet
this is a tree trunk on the beach, the tides move them all around ... so when we had our guided tour on the ocean floor, some of the fossils had moved places .... the animal fossils are found in the tree trunks
not fossils, just periwinkle snails walking across the rocks
clam shells together in this fossil
this is 15 kilometres of coastal cliffs, which are eroded twice a day by the highest tides in the world, rare plant and animal fossils are revealed, preserved where they once lived. That is Joe in the yellow jacket.
the cliffs have been studied since the 1850's by scientists from around the world. Fossils of the first reptiles have been found here. It is prohibited to remove fossils or any other natural material from the beach. Much of the beach is inaccessible at high tide.
Then we headed off to Riverview to have coffee with our friends Dave, MaryLou, and Nikki Bath. Then spent the night in Moncton with Dave Robertson and Jess Hahling, we sailed with them to the Madeleine Islands ......