Amazing Facts About Mary Anning – The First Female Paleontologist

What Anning Did Was Considered Dangerous Work

#6 What Anning Did Was Considered Dangerous Work

Mary Anning’s work as a fossil hunter was never easy. The effort that she put in to discover perils lined the said significant fossils.

Every morning, Mary would set out to walk along the beach where the cliff rocks had fallen. The danger of searching through the rocks for fossils was perilous.

While fossil hunting was a profitable occupation at the time, Mary was risking her life for science every time she stepped out for hunting.

In October 1823, Mary was in the middle of a landslide that took the life of her dear pet dog, Tray. He was a constant companion of Mary, always with her on all her fossil hunts.

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