Sea Lilies

Surrounded by marine monsters of the Jurassic era – in the gallery, as they were in ancient oceans – these fossil crinoids, also known as sea lilies, are a feast for the eyes.

Crinoids similar to their Jurassic ancestors still cover tropical seabeds today. They were believed to be extinct for a long time – in fact, these modern species were only identified after the discovery of their fossil ancestors!