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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! B)

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

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Here are a couple more finds.

The first three pictures are from the same piece. It is about 1 1/2 inches and I have no clue about what it might be.

The last two pictures are of what I think is a piece of bone. I don't know if it is recent or not or if anything can be said about it.

I had a great time walking the low tide exposed beach and looking for treasures and hope to do it again. I forgot to mention that the last item in the first post is about 3 inches.

Patti

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Carl

Ahhhh... Fossiling in Santa Cruz...

Sorry, but it looks like the fossils eluded you this time. Mostly...

1) drill marks and tunnel structures from modern bivalves

2) a rock

3) a pirce of flint

4) a rock

5) a rock

6) probably fossil bone! Can't really say what it is but for Santa Crus the besat first bet is cetacean, second best bet, pinniped.

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Well, all is not lost. I did collect some fossil bivalves in Capitola. I really thought those tunnel structures were something . Those thread like maks on what seems like stone. Those bivalves are strong. Thank you.

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Carl

Perfect attitude! And If you missed the bivalves in Capitola it would've been a tragic dysfunction of the universe! But I should say that the bone looks odd for a Santa Cruz fossil. It may be modern but I am still sticking with fossil for now.

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