Mary Anning–The Lady who Sells Seashells by the Seashore

Mary_Anning_paintingToday is the 215th anniversary of the birth of British paleontologist, Mary Anning (1799 – 1847).

Mary Anning collected fossils and contributed important information about prehistoric life to the scientific community. She supported herself selling fossils to geologists and to tourists.  She was a seller of seashells!  It’s believed that the tongue twister, "She sells seashells by the seashore" is about Mary Anning!

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