Animal footprints dating back 290–250 million years were discovered in the sandstone rocks at Quaco Head. A family from Sussex found the fossilized footprints in August 2020.
Matt Stimson, assistant curator of geology and paleontology for the New Brunswick Museum said this was a “new and unique find for the province”. The fossil contained three footprints of different species. The footprints have five toes and are the size of a large iguana.
The fossil footprints predate dinosaurs and are housed at the New Brunswick Museum.
The next time you’re exploring the beaches around St. Martins, keep your eyes open for fossils!