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With the forecast calling for temps in the high nineties to possible triple digits in our neck of the woods, it was an easy decision to make. We were headed for the coast! The choices were either Gaviota or Jalama beach. Both gave us the chance to find fossilized whale bone and inverts but one was a farther drive. In the end we chose the farther of the two, that being Jalama beach, as it is a more secluded (or so we thought) area and we had only been there once before. Well I forgot it was summer break so the place was packed with campers and day users. We found a parking spot loaded up the gear and headed south. Working our way down the line we found lots of bits and pieces of fish in some freshly fallen material. Speaking of which I would caution anyone who visits the place to be extremely careful as the material was quite loose in some places and i almost got caught in a small rock slide. After my wife found the first complete piece it was on. You know the feeling where all the material around you becomes a blur and you can't stop splitting rock because the next piece could be "the one". My arms felt like jello but it was worth it. We ended the day with 4 complete pieces and some other odds/ends. I think one of them is possibly a viper fish. Another piece looks more like an amphibian than fish head. Identification on all the pieces would be appreciated. Beach combing didn't produce any whale bone just a pelicans skull and some bony plates from a chiton. That was good enough for us. All in all it was an awesome day spent away from the heat with my best friend.The bonus, some cool finds to add to the case!