Plio-Pleistocene shell beds of Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota Pits

Quarries near Sarasota, on the west-central coast of Florida, expose one of the world's most spectacular fossil accumulations. The fossil-rich sediments range in age from 1 to 5 million years and contain the abundant remains of mollusks, whales, birds, corals, barnacles, and sharks.

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