Felpham SSSI

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Felpham SSSI
Site of Special Scientific Interest
The beach and groynes at Bognor Regis - geograph.org.uk - 1408362.jpg
Area of SearchWest Sussex
Grid referenceSZ 949 992[1]
InterestGeological
Area1.0 hectare (2.5 acres)[1]
Notification1988[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Felpham SSSI is a 1-hectare (2.5-acre) geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Bognor Regis in West Sussex.[1][2] It is a Geological Conservation Review site.[3]

This short stretch of shoreline is one of only three in Britain to have fossils of flora dating to the Paleocene, the first epoch after the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago. It has yielded four previously unknown genera and sixteen new species.[4]

The beach is open to the public.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Felpham". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Map of Felpham". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Felpham (Tertiary Palaeobotany)". Geological Conservation Review. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Felpham citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 24 April 2019.

Coordinates: 50°47′06″N 0°39′18″W / 50.785°N 0.655°W / 50.785; -0.655