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Shrimp? Bug? Splatter from caldigger's exploding fish?

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MrR

Greetings all. I had forgotten about this piece of shale that I split while at Jalama a couple of weeks back. To my eye it looks like either a land insect, or possible a sea bug, like a shrimp. Then again, it may be nothing. But just in case it's just to the right side of almost nothing, I figured I'd post an image or two. Thanks for any input provided. Cheers.

 

Rats, I forgot the size reference/index. Length is ~15mm.

 

Exploding fish reference thread.

 

Monterey formation in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

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Tidgy's Dad

Looks like some sort of plant material to me. 

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MrR
1 minute ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Looks like some sort of plant material to me. 

Thanks, father of Tidgy. That sounds like a strong possibility. I've probably got an overactive pareidolia. I know they make pills for it, but that might be what gave me the overactive pareidolia in the first place. Thanks again. Cheers.

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Bobby Rico

I enlarged it a little but I don’t know  .

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Tidgy's Dad
1 hour ago, MrR said:

Thanks, father of Tidgy. That sounds like a strong possibility. I've probably got an overactive pareidolia. I know they make pills for it, but that might be what gave me the overactive pareidolia in the first place. Thanks again. Cheers.

I understand.

Everything looks like a brachiopod to me.:unsure:

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will stevenson

might be my pareidolia but it slight looks like a mangled feather, some close up shots could help:)

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LabRatKing

I see a shrimp-like invertebrate, but truth is I’d need some microscope time with it as I have some amazing algal specimens that try very hard to be shrimp to be sure.

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jeannie55

Looks like a shrimp to me. 

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Fossildude19

I think this may be fish regurgitant,  or coprolite, ... with the lines being small bones.

 

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MrR

Thanks, all. Those are some interesting ID-eas. And fossildude19, that's a great effect on making the image a negative (?). Interesting. Maybe it's just evidence of a fish making "doo" with what it had, so to speak. :DOH:

 

I have one of those USB microscopes that a friend gave me. If I can get the software reloaded on my laptop, I'll see if I can capture some high-magnification images. Any particular area(s) that I should try to zero in on?

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