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Plymouth Sound, Plymouth

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Plymouth Sound, Shores and Cliffs is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) around the Plymouth Sound, a large area of water where the River Plym and Tamar meet. It stretches across the two ceremonial counties of Devon and Cornwall and the unitary authority area of Plymouth. It contains fossils of plants and sea creatures and its cliffs show a timeline of the Middle to Early Devonian period hundreds of millions of years ago.
Lower to early Middle Devonian units of rock are visible from sections through the coastal cliffs and intertidal zones, which were laid down 417 - 354 million years ago. There are fossil remains of corals, brachiopods, bryozoa, gastropods, rare orthoconic nautiloids, ostracods, trilobites, phacopids), crinoids, ostracoderm and acanthodian fish.
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  • Water, sky, jetty, ships, sails, ferries, boats. It's a beautiful sunset. A great place to walk as a family.
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  • Catch the ferry @ The Pilgram Progress steps. Well worth the time & effort with a very good discription of the area`s you will pass on your trip with your knowledgeable captain. No concessionary fares...  more »
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