Dorset Wildlife Trust Fine Foundation Marine Centre

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Address: Kimmeridge Bay

Phone:  01929 481044

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Website: www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

How this location makes the Jurassic Coast a World Heritage Site:

150 million year old black clays record marine life towards the end of the Jurassic Period and are a natural source of oil. Beneath the sea here are important habitats, rich in marine life and protected by Dorset Wildlife Trust

How this Centre showcases the geology and associated local stories:

The Fine Foundation Marine Centre at Kimmeridge Bay is the key location to explore and learn about the Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve. Go rockpooling with the centre wardens or follow the snorkel trail, or visit the centres marine tanks to see the wonderful local marine life without getting wet. The story of the rocks at Kimmeridge involves prehistoric marine monsters, local jewellery crafts and an internationally important source of oil. The centre has displays about all these things and there is even an active oil well in operation on the other side of the bay - a nodding donkey that has been working for over fifty years.

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