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  Cowleaze Chine
by budapest8

Chine is the local name for a feature where a stream has cut through solid rock. The Island has many examples on its south-eastern & south-western shores. Chines appear very different. Some, especially on the south-western shores are barren, while others (for example Shanklin Chine) are rich with exotic vegetation in the unique microclimate. List of chines:- Shanklin, Luccombe, Blackgang, Walpen, Whale, Shepherd's, Cowleaze, Barnes, Marsh, Chilton, Compton - there are other minor chines.

Isle of Wight (south)
The Cretaceous (Senonian to Berremian stages) of the south coast of the Isle of Wight have been studied for many years and the most productive of these localities are still occasionally visited by staff. Coastal localities represented include Compton Bay (Shippards Chine to Hanover Point), Brighstone Bay (Brook Chine to Shepherd's Chine), Chale Bay (Atherfield Point to Whale Chine) and Sandown Bay (Yaverland to Culver Cliff).

The good collections from these localities contain marine invertebrates from Chale and Sandown Bays and terrestrial reptilian remains from Compton and Brighstone Bays. Inland localities are poorly represented in the collection.

Website: http://www.chine-farm.co.uk/

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  • Updated Feb 3, 2007
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