Kōrero: Fossils

Fossil outcrop

Fossil outcrop

White shells (inset photo) stand out in this outcrop of mudstone near Castlecliff at the mouth of the Whanganui River. Fossils are often found in riverbeds and along the coast. Water and waves are constantly eroding rocks, exposing fresh outcrops in these environments.

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Private collection
Photograph by Margaret Elliot

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hamish Campbell, 'Fossils - What are fossils?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9018/fossil-outcrop (accessed 17 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Hamish Campbell, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006