Blue Lias cliffs

Blue Lias cliffs

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Caption: Horizontally bedded strata of Blue Lias at Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK. These alternating limestones and clays were laid down in a deep geosynclinal basin, where thick deposits of sediments entombed Jurassic marine animals. As the conditions were anoxic the preservation of the fossils is very good, revealing fine structural detail.

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