Hornby, one of the northern Gulf Islands on the west coast of British Columbia, has some of the best preserved fossil specimens of the Pacific Northwest. Many species of ammonites, bivalves and their marine compatriots can be found in the Upper Cretaceous shales and concretions of the Lambert Formation.

Interestingly, they are remarkably similar to the ones you find in the French and Tamil areas of Pondicherry, India, their presence providing a window back into the Maastrichtian some 70-million years ago.