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I just got two big slabs of seabed from Kentucky from a friend of mine. As soon as I got home I took my hammer and chisels to them, and I found a lot of stuff in them. They are both 12 inches wide, and the smaller one is 12 inches long while the larger one is 18 inches long. I found a lot of interesting things, and I'm not done yet. It's going to be an ongoing project because the slabs are thick and one of them has a shell sticking out if it that I will have to work around, it is rooted to deep to get it out without breaking it. But it has been a lot of fun, and found a lot of cool stuff, including this weird stringy stuff that I have never seen before. It might be the burrows of marine worms, but I'm not sure. I also found what I think are fish vertebrae, but I haven't had a chance to photograph those yet, I will probably put those in a separate post later. If you have any idea what these three are please tell me, I am working on labels for all my specimens but without a plausible ID I can't do these yet. This is far from all I have found, I have found sponges, corals, shells, and what sort of looks like a crinoid stem, but I'm not sure because it is standing vertically in the slab, making it really hard to remove. I sent a small piece of the weird stringy stuff (fig. 2) to a friend of a friend who is a geologist, so hopefully that will provide some answers. I would rather have a paleontologist look at it but I will take what I can get, I'm lucky too have access to an expert at all so I shouldn't complain. Anyway, thanks for reading this, even if you can't identify any of these.