Marine Fossils in the DesertMay 23, 2014
Posted by Kanga. Please do not reblog.
Back in March, we went on a field trip organized by the local Emirates Natural History Group. The destination was referred to a Gastropod Gulch and has also been called Donkey Fox Wadi. I don’t think either of these appellations are official or will help anyone find it on a map. It is not too far from Hatta and requires passing through an Omani border.
The ground is littered with marine fossils. If you climb up the hill a bit and go around a corner, you will be rewarded with an amazing sight. There is a thick layer (about a meter thick) of fossilized sea shells from the Cretaceous age.
Next to my foot is a mussel shell, approximately women’s size 10.
I’m including this picture just because I really like it.
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