Geopark in Focus: Episode 1 - Fossils and Deep Time
In this first episode of Geopark In Focus, Prof. Iain Stewart talks with Mike Benton, Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at University of Bristol, and Dr Kevin Page, geoscience and geodiversity specialist and Honorary Associate at the University of Exeter. They take us on a journey through deep time from when the Geopark was bathed in tropical seas south of the equator hundreds of millions of years ago, explaining what the rocks can tell us about Earth’s history.
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‘The English Riviera Geopark includes a diversity of landscapes, representing its fascinating geological history, and visitors will be amazed to be whisked back to a time before the age of the dinosaurs, and to realise that Devon then was a tropical paradise.’
‘Swim across an ancient tropical reef, swelter in the middle of the hottest desert ever, or shelter from Arctic winds in a rocky cave (but just hoping that somewhere behind you a bear isn’t lurking..) – all of this is only possible in the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark!’
Dr Kevin Page, geoscience and geodiversity specialist and Honorary Associate at the University of Exeter