Jurassic Coast Life – January 2018
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Jurassic Coast Life January 2018 – here’s a few things that caught our eye this month…
At OCEANROCKS we’re all hunkered down working on new for spring 2017 lines. In the meantime here’s a special Dorset themed e-newsletter packed full of stuff to help you through January.
Got them winter blues?
Being by the seaside is officially good for you say Exeter Uni. Here’s some sunshiny wavey goodness courtesy of OCEANROCKS.
Get your rocks on – our SALE ends soon!
You’ve got just until the end of the month to snap up an OCEANROCKS bargain t-shirt or top. Shop for great quality organic, ethically made and eco-friendly for men, women and kids.
10 awesome reasons to make it Dorset in 2018
Need a holiday already? This year make it Dorset and the Jurassic Coast Already live in Dorset? Still make it Dorset.
First resident Dolphin Pod in England found
Scientists from the University of Plymouth and Cornwall Wildlife Trust have confirmed the existence of a resident pod of Bottlenose Dolphins. They range along the Dorset, Devon and Cornish Coast. It’s been long suspected by staff and visitors to Durlston Country Park who keep a keen eye on the creatures’ comings and goings. You can join their Dolphin Watch team or sign up for sighting text alerts. The newly discovered westcountry pod joins other home-grown pods in Wales and Scotland. In remains to be seen if each has its own distinct accents! Here’s OCEANROCKS guide to Dolphin watching.
Lyme Regis ranks in the world’s top ten beaches says National Geographic
Congratulations to Lyme Regis which has been named as one of the top ten beaches in the whole wide world! It ranks alongside other pearls in the Seychelles, California and Hawaii.
Who would win in a fight between Donald Trump and a Shark?
According to reports, Donald Trump (you know who he is right?) absolutely hates sharks. Like really hates sharks. Loathes them. So that’s another really good reason to really hate Donald Trump figure a lot of people, which in turn has led to a spike in donations to shark conservation charities. Yay! Fancy it? You can donate to Dorset Charity SharkStuff. (stock images used above).
Weldmar Jurassic Challenge
Who’ll join us for a jaunt along the Jurassic Coast Challenge in aid of Weldmar Hospice Trust on 29 April? There’s 13 or 26 mile options to choose from. Here at OCEANROCKS we’ve done our own Jurassic Walk for Weldmar in the past and it’s no stroll in the park, but a great way to enjoy the coast.
Sir Dave and the Sea Dragons
Anyone see David Attenborough’s astonishing BBC documentary about the discovery of a new species of Ichthyosaur along the Jurassic Coast? It’s on BBC iplayer if you’ve missed it. Sir David filmed along the Jurassic Coast and even visited Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre to open an exhibit featuring the famous fossil. OCEANROCKS has long been a fan of the Ichthyosaur and it inspired our very first T-shirt creation – the Fish Lizard (pictured above).
Final countdown until Dippy does Dorset
Have you got your free tickets to see Dippy the Dinosaur when it starts its nationwide tour at Dorset County Musuem in Dorchester early next month yet? It’s pretty exciting stuff and at OCEANROCKS we’re volunteering to help out with the expect 140,000 people through the doors in just a few months! Check out our blog and get your tickets online soon from Dorset County Museum.
Up for a Jurassic January?
Do you run or work for a business which has an interest in the Jurassic Coast? The Jurassic Coast Trust has launched a recruitment campaign to sign up business partners to help make the area more successful than ever before. The trust recently picked up an Outstanding Contribution to Tourism. OCEANROCKS is proud to be a trust business partner and promote the area we call home.
Oldest ancestors of humankind found on the Jurassic Coast
We all already knew the Jurassic Coast was a bit special. Now fossils of Humankind’s oldest known ancestors have been unearthed from cliffs near Durlston. Remains of the shrew like mammals were identified by experts from the University of Portsmouth and date back to 145million years ago. So keep your eyes peeled whilst out and about, you never know what you’ll find.
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