Recycling a resource millions of years in the making
Do you have any old and unwanted fossils ? Got too many brachiopods to look after or is every surface covered in coprolites ? Found some on the beach you can’t carry home ? New fossil banks for key sites on the Jurassic coast are the answer. Simply bring your unwanted fossils along and place in the correct receptacle for the genus or species. Important specimens will be recycled at scientific institutions, others will be given to those who want them for free and the remainder will be repatriated to the beach they came from – fossil are coming home. Part swap shop, part open source museum, the fossil bank could be coming to a beach near your Site of Special Scientific Interest in the near future.