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The Lyme Regis Museum announces the arrival of its fantastic new fossil – The Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur. The museum has acquired the fossilised head of this impressive Jurassic predator – a large dolphin-like reptile that swam the warm seas of prehistoric Dorset. The skull measures over 1.5 metres long and possessed a formidable armoury of razor sharp teeth...