I ordered this nice ichthyosaur tail today off the internet, which I am getting for Christmas. It comes from Whitby and it is made up of 4 vertebrae.
Do you have any info- eg how big would this ichthyosaur have been?
What would it have eaten? Fish?
If you want a full one then your best bet is the Whitby area, but you will find pieces of them all down the Yorkshire coast.
The secret of finding one is to spot the bone because it looks similar to other minerals on the beach.
Thanks for the reply. I think I'll try Redcar because even though I know the fossils are fragmentary there I've herd they are all over the place- gryphaea ( I think the name is), ammonites, bivalves and the odd ichthyosaur fossils. Is it true that there is loads of pieces of fossils there?
Redcar and Marske are very similar to the Holderness coast because of sand, you will find a lot more Gryphaea sp at Marske than on the Holderness but if you want good ones then I think the best ones are on the Holderness.
Lots of fossils Dan if the sand has gone from the beach.