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Found 11 results

  1. Unknown bones

    Please excuse the quality of the pics, they were taken with my iPad. These two were found in a shell wash on Manasota Beach, Englewood Fl. One looks like a limb bone, and the second one maybe a partial periotic bone? Thanks in advance.
  2. Carolina Beach, NC area

    Hi to all the NC forum members! My wife and I will be staying @ Carolina Beach, NC from 12/8 to 12/15. First time ever in that area. Would love to find some fossils either on the beaches or nearby sites. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Currently we are at NMB, SC finding a variety of fossils on the beach here. Will post some pics when we return home. Happy Holidays to everyone and Good Hunting, Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  3. Kindly help with I.D.

    Any help with an I.D. of the object in the pics will be greatly appreciated. Was collected in the surf in Cape Town, South Africa, where I often pick up fossilized shark teeth, horse teeth, bone fragments, earbones, etc. Have not found any similar object before. Thanks.
  4. Apologies since this is modern versus fossil. But was my first ever experience with ray cartilage and I am excited. The vertebrae were found in different locations as were the 2 snouts I found. I also came across a ray's carcass that was intact but beginning to deteriorate. It's snout was skin covered but appeared to be the same. The vertebrae also looked identical to the ones I found. It was humped up I guess because of the drying and shrinkage of the skeleton. It had claspers so it was a male. About a foot and a half body with a long tail. The tail had hooked denticles? all along the top dorsal side curved toward the end. I was not as observant as I should have been to gather more details. I really wanted that tail! but I was unable to remove it and the body had a quite offensive smell. Also I did not have a camera so no pictures. Looking online the snout looks very much like an Atlantic guitarfish and its habitat is north Carolina and south US. Any help to confirm or point me in another direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  5. This November there were 2 days on the beach when I found over 336 various sizes of gastropods covered with at least 2 different types of bryozoa. I have found similar gastropods covered with coral from the Pliocene in Florida. These fascinate me (hardly of any interest to others on the beach whose focus is shark teeth) because they have a story: the gastropod dies; a hermit crab occupies the dead shell; bryozoa attaches itself to the shell and begins to cover it. I had found maybe 5 of these gastropods at the high tide mark prior to these two days. It was in low tide areas that i found the 336 (previously I had searched the same areas and found none. After the 2 days I did not find anymore even in other areas of the beach some distance away. I am aware that id of bryozoa is difficult but perhaps someone can recognize the "bumpy" pimply variety in the picture. But more importantly, I am looking for confirmation that these are indeed fossil (beach finds) and any idea as to their age? I also found about 15 small individual bryozoan colonies.
  6. Edisto Beach, S.C. finds for ID

    Here are two of the items in my recent batch of beach finds that I am not sure of. The first I thought might be shell, but the texture on the underside is curious... And the second which I was hoping was alligator. Thanks for looking.
  7. my beauties

    blew my socks off, just sitting on the beach, i havnt cleaned it or anything
  8. A number of interesting items found on Overstrand/Cromer beach for ID please. ETA: Images added below, by request. Full sized images here : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbu5tolpnlkgpuk/AADMInepK4l3Hj8LaF-o94VOa?dl=0 Any information greatly appreciated, Thank you.
  9. Various Teeth And/or Claws? A Super Tiny Pelvic Bone?

    Below are a few beach finds from my trip to Topsail Island in North Carolina. You should be able to click on the photos and zoom in for detail. If better quality photos are needed, please let me know. Any help with identification is appreciated. Thanks! 1. Some type of tooth? 2. Bone Fragment? 3. A SUPER TINY PELVIS!?!? 4. Tooth, Claw?
  10. Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, Ca

    My husband and I spent the month of March in Santa Cruz, California where our daughter lives. We were happy to leave NY state weather behind and see what it is like to be in a place where the sun shines. It was great! I brought home a few beach finds and was wondering what they might be. They are very different than my home turf Devonian finds. The first group picture I was guessing might be from crabs. The largest center one is 3 inches. The 2nd & 3rd are pictures my husband found and tried to pass off as a giant tooth. I would have liked to have found a Shark tooth. This rock light weight and I was wondering if the bits on the side were fish pieces. The 4th and 5th are of a laminated object a little less than 11/2 inches. I have no guess on it. The last one is I am guessing is not a fossil but it had vertical and horizontal lines running through it so was different. I think I just liked it. I have a couple more that I will add in a second post Thanks for looking. Patti
  11. Animal Pelvis? Odd Beach Find.

    I found this on Beach. It looks like an animal pelvis but I wouldn't have a clue... HELP PLEASE IDENTIFY
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