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Friday, 5 August 2011

Mary Anning's Ichthyosaur in Spotlight

The arrival of the first discovered Ichthyosaur back in Lyme Regis has caused huge interest. BBC South West have been in the town today filming for Spotlight, the regional news and current affairs programme. Museum geologist, Paddy Howe and Education Officer, Chris Andrew were interviewed about Mary Anning and the wonderful ichthyosaur skull. The pictures show Paddy being interviewed and the skull being filmed.

The item will be shown on Spotlight tonight at about 6:40pm.

For those of you who were concerned that my earlier post about the Ichthyosaur contained a photograph of the Museums model of the skull, I've included one of the NHM's photographs of the real skull in situ. If you can read the original legend, you will see that Mary Anning did not get a mention!

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