Scientists in Southampton have revealed that the discovery of a new fossil could help us to better understand an ancient dolphin-like marine reptile.
The Southampton team are part of an international group who say the discovery in Iraq could provide more information about how the ichthyosaurs evolved and became extinct.
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Dorset's Weymouth Beach has been named the UK's best by travellers, with Fistral Bay, Cornwall, coming in second place.
Wednesday morning's weather for the west of the region