Wardie shore in north Edinburgh has been a favourite with geologists and palaeontologists since the early 19th century. The famous palaeoichthyologists Agassiz and Traquair described numerous fish from Wardie and work on the site was rejuvenated in the 1970’s by the late Stan Wood. Despite such iconic status Wardie has never received a detailed study of the changing environments represented by the various shales, silts and sands and how these changes correlate with the well-known fauna from the site. This field trip will explain recent work that has been conducted at Wardie that has illuminated the changing oxygen conditions in the once murky waters that harboured some quite indomitable beasts.
Organised by the Edinburgh Geological Society. Booking essential, and please read and take note of the Code of Conduct & Safety Guidelines, in particular the procedures in place to minimise the transmission of Coronavirus.