Devil’s Toenails

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The rocky scars, or flashes, that run out from Redcar into the Tees Bay, provide the best exposure of rocks of the Lower Jurassic succession in the north-east of England. The Scars have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).   At low tide  0n the scars it is possible to see large beds of the fossil oyster, Gryphaea,   These fossils are commonly found on the beach between Redcar and Marske and are known locally as ‘Devil’s Toenails’.

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