SHARK ENTEROSPIRAE : Pre-Voided Shark FecesKingdom: Animalia
Sub Period: None
Date Collected: 07/03/2017
Acquired by: Field Collection
Length: .5 "
There has been much debate about the identity of this strange item on the forum. I finally solved the mystery thanks to the (click next) Calvert Marine Museum web site . These are a reasonably common find on the beach near Matoaka Cabins. They vary in size and shape, owing to the different species and ages of the sharks that produced them as much as the teeth shed by the same sharks. What they all seem to have in common is the black, polished surface, the generally oval shape (which can vary in proportions), and the appearance of an outer coating that splits on one side.