How many we don’t know for certain. In the coal age…
These exposed layers of rock reveal the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” when lush forests covered Joggins on the coast of Nova Scotia.
The swamp forests produced massive quantities of organic matter that, over years, created the coal deposits for which this period of history is named. Embedded in 15 kilometres of accessible coastal cliffs, rare fossils reveal details of life in the “Coal Age”.
The tide was coming in when we visited so we had a little time to explore the beach and look for fossils.