Post by Supersaurus on Aug 15, 2011 15:27:52 GMT -5
Dinosaur Isle is Britain's first purpose built dinosaur museum and visitor attraction.
The Island's diverse geology contains a wealth of fossils that tell us much about the past and gives clues to the effects of possible future environmental changes. Starting around 126 million years ago the rocks record the best exposures of dinosaur material in Europe. Progressively younger rocks record a variety of animals that were living on the land, in the rivers, and those that flew above lakes and lived in the seas. Plants are also well recorded on the Island. These remains show that for much of the time we were once a lot warmer and further from the sea. The youngest fossils are those from the more recent cold climates of the Ice-Ages.
This story is displayed in the museum's galleries for you to learn and enjoy.