The growing coastal plain / May 17

The hottest day, the biggest fossils, the youngest outcrop. The rapidly fluctuating Eocene sea level led to a succession of terrestrial soils and inter-ridge depression fills, nearshore storm beds, and shell-rich open shelf environments which could not be documented nicer. With our hands full of giant pecten shells, we finished our great trip along the borders of five states, and are looking forward for the very final day trip of the 606 course: the Outer Banks in September.