David Attenborough and the Sea Dragon, Filmed in Lyme Regis and Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast
The BBC documentary 'David Attenborough and the Sea Dragon' follows the excavation and preparation of an Ichthyosaur fossil found in the cliffs near Lyme Regis and Charmouth.
The fossil was recovered from the cliffs in 2016, and was prepared by Chris Moore or Forge Fossils in Charmouth.
Analysed using the latest techniques, the fossil reveals the secrets of how this 180 million year old reptile lived and died.
The documentary will be shown on BBC1 at 8:00pm on Sunday 7th January 2018, and will be available on BBC iPlayer.
At Hensleigh House we have our own rather more modest Sea Dragon fossils, including a section of 10 vertebrae we found on Charmouth West Beach.
Regretfully our own fossil hunting relies far more on luck than Chris Moore's!
If you enjoy the BBC documentary David Attenborough and the Sea Dragon why not stay at Hensleigh House and hunt for your own fossils, you never know what you might find. Guided Fossil Hunts are available from several local organisations including Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Lyme Regis Museum, Jurassic Coast Guides, Nigel Clarke, Chris Pamplin