The largest UK example of a predator that roamed the seas at the time of the dinosaurs has been uncovered.
The 33ft (10m) long ichthyosaur fossil, which is about 180 million years old, was found at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.
Similar in shape to dolphins, the reptiles – known as sea dragons – varied in size from 3 – 82ft (1 – 25m).
Anglian Water, which owns the area, said it was now seeking funding to protect and display the remains nearby. Read more…