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Plymouth Sound, Plymouth

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Plymouth Sound, Shores and Cliffs is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) around the Plymouth Sound, a large area of water where the River Plym and Tamar meet. It stretches across the two ceremonial counties of Devon and Cornwall and the unitary authority area of Plymouth. It contains fossils of plants and sea creatures and its cliffs show a timeline of the Middle to Early Devonian period hundreds of millions of years ago.
Lower to early Middle Devonian units of rock are visible from sections through the coastal cliffs and intertidal zones, which were laid down 417 - 354 million years ago. There are fossil remains of corals, brachiopods, bryozoa, gastropods, rare orthoconic nautiloids, ostracods, trilobites, phacopids), crinoids, ostracoderm and acanthodian fish.
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  • The sea air was beautiful, and there was a great atmosphere as we walked around. Fantastic views too.  more »
  • The picturesque Plymouth Sound is a bay which is located in the English Channel off the historic City of Plymouth. The Sound stretches along the coast from Penle Point  in Cornwall to Wembury...  more »
  • The city of Plymouth has a massive natural harbour. It’s really beautiful for the view on any day. Great to take a stroll or sit and watch the boats go by. I think I will always love it there...  more »

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