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MikeR
8 minutes ago, Shellseeker said:

I find thousands of the Asian clam ,an invasive species in the Peace River but I am hoping that @MikeR

can identify this salt water clam from an earlier age.

 

That's cool!  Maybe immature Carolinapecten?  Late Miocene/Early Pliocene Peace River Formation.  I have seen a few pictures of decently preserved mollusks and echiniods from the Peace River area but not much has been published on the invert fauna.

 

Mike

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Al Dente
16 minutes ago, Shellseeker said:

Then a Sawfish or Shark vert which are relatively uncommon.

It has the shape of a shark centrum but the texture is wrong. It is from a bony fish. Tarpon have vertebrae that resemble shark centra, maybe this is from a tarpon.

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Tidgy's Dad

Super finds! 

Nice to see you still collecting up until the last moment and reaping the rewards. :)

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digit

Nice finds, Jack. Glad to see that even you have some sense to throw in the towel at some point. :P

 

The end of the season did come in quite a rush. I had 26 rainy days in a row in my area and I've been watching the river gauges go up in dismay--there's always next season....

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

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Shellseeker
2 hours ago, MikeR said:

 

That's cool!  Maybe immature Carolinapecten?  Late Miocene/Early Pliocene Peace River Formation.  I have seen a few pictures of decently preserved mollusks and echiniods from the Peace River area but not much has been published on the invert fauna.

 

Mike

Thanks, Mike.  For me, very rare for me to get a complete bivalve and calcified to boot. Size and calcification likely preserved this one for me:

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2 hours ago, Al Dente said:

It has the shape of a shark centrum but the texture is wrong. It is from a bony fish. Tarpon have vertebrae that resemble shark centra, maybe this is from a tarpon.

Thanks Al Dente for the pointer.  I'll keep searching on an ID for this one..

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caldigger

Now it's time to put on the mask and regulator and start hunting by feel.

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Peace river rat
On ‎6‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 6:34 PM, caldigger said:

Now it's time to put on the mask and regulator and start hunting by feel.

Exactly, until the dry season that will be all you can do. ( "you" as in, not me! )

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