Report by Chris Cole
WEST BEACH, SELSEY, 15th July 2007 (LOW TIDE 0.9m AT 1841 BST)
Weather conditions excellent. Sunny with a light easterly wind. Atmospheric pressure 1007 and falling. Thunderstorms in the area.
Mainly flat sand at the top of the beach from the Club House in the East to beyond the sluice in the West. No flag base visible at the low tide and the only clay exposure was a small patch of S7i / S7ii visible about 20m from the shingle line where you go on to the beach at the furthest westerly parking point. The sand was heavily rippled on the low water mark.
Very few finds of loose teeth on the beach with most being found up to 7 groynes west of the sluice. A nice 45mm Stratolamnia Macrota found in the exposure S7i / S7ii. I have not found a specimen of this size in that area for some time.
I also found a small fragment of turtle carapace (possibly Trionyx).
There was very little evidence of any molluscs although there were a few pyritised ones around the S7i / S7ii exposure.
1. West Beach, Selsey, Sunday 15 July 2007
BRACKLESHAM , 13th July 2007 (LOW TIDE 1.1m AT 1707 BST)
Weather conditions excellent. Sunny with a light easterly wind. Atmospheric pressure 1013 and falling.
Mainly flat sand at the top of the beach. No visible clay exposures anywhere on this beach. The shingle is still well shored up against the sea defence at the car park and all along this stretch of beach.
A few teeth, mainly poor quality (broken). Nothing found at the Wittering end (up to W17). Very little evidence of any molluscs or shell debris.
In my opinion, this site is currently not worth visiting.
1. BRACKLESHAM shark teeth finds Friday 13th July