Report by Chris Cole

BRACKLESHAM, 5 November 2007 (LOW TIDE 1.6m AT 1414 GMT)

Weather conditions were overcast with deteriorating light and a light south westerly wind that picked up as the tide went out. Atmospheric pressure 1029 and steady.

Although this was not a fantastic tide, the area east of the car park, in front of the flats and at the extremity of the tide is still looking very promising. The light wave motion helped to wash out quite a few fossil specimens today, including a Campanile fragment, a fragment from a large myliobatis palate, a myliobatis tail spine and over 20 sharks teeth including 3 quite large Striatolamia Macrota teeth. The largest is a 45mm anterior tooth. Hans Riehmann also found over 20 sharks teeth in the same area.

This part of the beach continues to look promising.

I did also find 3 teeth, east of the long E3 reef groyne and up to the outflow pipe.

1. A mixture of fossil specimens found at Bracklesham 5th November 2007.


BRACKLESHAM, 4 November 2007 (LOW TIDE 1.8m AT 1320 GMT)

Weather conditions bright, sunny with a light south westerly wind. Atmospheric pressure 1031 and steady.

A poor neap tide but the tide did go out as far as the end of the long groynes.

I am reporting this on behalf of Hans Riehmann from Denmark and a regular visitor to this site.

There was quite a bit of fossiliferous debris to be found at the extremity of the tide, towards the east from the car park, in front of the flats and up to the long groyne where the E3 reef is normally exposed. (But not at the moment).

Hans found approximately 20 sharks teeth on this visit, and although many of them were damaged, there was one "special" find of a Carcharodon Auriculatus that would look good in anyone’s collection. Hans kindly let me take a photograph of it to share with you.

This part of the beach continues to look promising.

1. Carcharodon Auriculatus