The NYC Region - Fossils

This is a photo of New York Bight beach fossils.

Detailed Description

New York Bight beach fossils. Bivalves: A-C: Oysters preserved in growth position preserved in siderite sandstone matrix; found on Breezy Point, NY. A radiocarbon analysis of a sample of oyster shell in concretion matrix yielded an Early Holocene date of 7,610 (+/-150) years before present. The matrix of oyster shell-bearing concretions contain an abundance of gastropods (mud dog whelk). Both species thrive in estuary environments. D-E: Bay scallops in concretion matrix; Sandy Hook, NJ.


Image Dimensions: 324 x 464

Location Taken: US