Happy Birthday Mary Anning!

On May 21, 1811 Mary Anning, one of the first great fossil hunters, got started! Enjoy this video tribute to the woman who spent her life searching for ancient sea monsters!

Google chose to honor one of the greatest fossil hunters of all time for her birthday on May 21st, so we decided to honor her with our first Past Time video!

Check out the monsters she found along the southwest coast of England and subscribe to get more Past Time videos and don’t forget to check out the podcast at www.pasttime.org!

A fun fact that didn’t make it into the video: The tongue twister “She sells sea shells down by the sea shore” may be a reference to Mary’s vast trove of fossil shells collected along the shore while on the hunt for ancient marine reptiles.

She sells sea shells down by the sea shore…while hunting for MONSTERS!

Filed under: Dorset, Mary Anning, fossil, ichthyosaur, plesiosaur, shell

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