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minnbuckeye

Having returned last week from a nice visit with my son in Florida, it was time to examine the fossils that I snuck  home with. Eventually, I will make a trip report, but I need to identifying my unknowns first. So Here goes, and I might as well tag @MikeR right off the bat! 2021-03-004.jpg.e5f4a2774c3ff45c0b859663f1efcda3.jpg

 

 

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  The next unknown appears to be sponge like. In fact the largest one ACTUALLY FLOATS in water. So these are very light weight. I couldn't find sponges in the Tamiami, so maybe my formation is incorrect. The rubble that these came from contained much coral and large scallops. 

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  The next three are all on the same picture. The wind was howling and I had issues with these blowing away. So inbetween gusts, I took a quick group picture. These are TINY!

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These scallops have 17 to18 ribs

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I am guessing these are modern land snails but am not sure. The shell is VERY delicate.

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Thanks for looking,

 Mike

 

 

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34 minutes ago, minnbuckeye said:

The next unknown appears to be sponge like. In fact the largest one ACTUALLY FLOATS in water. So these are very light weight. I couldn't find sponges in the Tamiami, so maybe my formation is incorrect. The rubble that these came from contained much coral and large scallops. 

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Most likely bryozoan colonies. We have very similar ones in the Pliocene and Pleistocene of North Carolina.

 

 

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As I mentioned, the wind was blowing. I just found this one 10 ft away from where I was taking pictures. 

 

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Hi,

 

On your 1st and 3rd pics it is a Crepidula. This species still exists under the name of Crepidula fornicata because they stack on each other.

 

Coco

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