long long ago in an ancient sea which covered all of Yorkshire, there lived wonderful and weird creatures.
these belemnites were strange squid like monsters whose remains look like little bullets or bits of liquorice.
often you can only find them still attached to a bigger rock, but this weekend we found lots of loose sections, include some with the illusive pointy ends.
wonderful mollusc shell fossils sometimes beautifully embellished by deposits of iron pyrites leached from the shales. Ironically it was probably the high levels of iron that killed them in such high numbers.