Storms uncover 100-million-year-old dinosaur footprints

Storm surges along the Sussex coast have revealed dozens of dinosaur footprints after sections of the cliffs collapsed.

Scientists said the "treasure trove" provided a rare insight into the lives of the creatures and how they interacted with each other.

Dating to 100 million years ago during the Cretaceous period, the footprints' location would once have been a water source rich in sticky mud that allowed for preservation.

"Whole body fossils of dinosaurs are incredibly rare," said Anthony Shillito, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge.

"Usually you only get small pieces, which don't tell you a lot about how that dinosaur may have lived.

"A collection of footprints like this helps you fill in some of the gaps and infer things about which dinosaurs were living in the same place at the same time."