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Unidentified Object, Mediterranean See

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femmedhorus

Hi everyone,

There are a few times, I found this funny thing on the beach of carnon, mediterranean coast.

I do not think it is plastic, it's rather thick pearl effect ...

If anyone knows what it could be, it's will be super!


Thank you in advance!

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Auspex

It resembles the Rough Pinna (Pinna rudis), but it is spinier than what is typical.

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luluboo1

Definitely a Pinna, aa pen shell. This is a species of bivalve that burrows into sand ans attaches by way of a hairy byssus, sometimes called the beard, which entangles pebbles and other debris to anchor itself.

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Taogan

Third vote for a modern Pinna shell, bit unusual as a beach find with so much detail. The ones I've seen are a bit more worn.

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luluboo1

Checked my sources. Pinna nobilis.

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Redlichia

A rare find so complete on the beach, congrats!

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abyssunder

...pinna e nobile :)

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