NT2787 : Marine Transgression

taken 7 years ago, near to Kinghorn, Fife, Great Britain

Marine Transgression
Marine Transgression
This outcrop tells the history of a change in the ancient sea level. At the bottom are fossils of 'Naiades', a type of bivalve found only in fresh water. Above it is a layer of swamp deposits, with a pale seatearth or fossil soil on top. Then there is a layer of shales laid down in brackish water, capped by layers bearing NT2787 : Crinoid Fossils, an exclusively marine fossil, and a layer of limestone formed in a shallow sea. So the environment at this point changed from river, to swamp, to dry land, and then the sea began to encroach, finally submerging it completely.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 22 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2766 8761 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:4.5489N 3:9.8248W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2764 8761
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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