The chalk below the Cliff of Møn is old skeleton
The chalk of the Cliff of Møn is old skeleton remains from life
in the sea c. 70 million years ago. In the sea there were squids,
sea urchins, mussels, algae and a lot of other animals. Many of the
species are extinct today, but in the chalk and on the beach you
can find fossils of animal life 70 million years ago. The most
common finds are belemnites and sea urchins. Belemnites are part of
the back shell of a squid. You typically find a sea urchin with
body and spines apart.
At the sea bottom there were also various crustaceans in
subterranean galleries. In these galleries and other cracks flint
was formed in all kinds of shapes, which we can find today. Most
fossils are to be found in chalk, but may also occur in flint.
On the Cliff of Møn you may collect fossils and bring them home.
If you don't know what you have found, do ask the nature
guide. You can also ask us questions on Facebook: www.facebook.com/moensklint.dk