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Potential bone cluster - Glenafric concretion

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mamlambo

Hi Everyone, I was out at Glenafric in New Zealand with @Doctor Mud and found this concretion which might have a bone cluster in it. If anyone could ID it I would be really greatful!

 

 

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mamlambo

More photos:

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mamlambo

Another photo

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Rockwood

I think you are correct about it being bone.

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Tidgy's Dad

I agree. 

But I don't think it will be possible to tell whose bone. 

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Dave (POM) Allen

nice find. my guess would be dolphin it looks to small to be whale.and i know there have been a few dolphins found at Glenafric. be nice to see once prep done.

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Pemphix

Definitely Bones.

But as said i think id'ing will be hard.

Big Bone in the last photo might be vertebra.

 

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mamlambo

Thanks @Pemphix @Dave (POM) Allen @Rockwood @Tidgy's Dad for your opinions and suggestions! I'm thinking it is too small for a whale. So perhaps a dolphin or even a slight chance of a penguin? Or is it too large for a penguin?

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Rockwood
5 minutes ago, mamlambo said:

Or is it too large for a penguin?

Nope

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Ludwigia

Whatever it turns out to be, you've got a good catch there :D

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Doctor Mud

Was great to meet up and hunt! Turned out we were based pretty close about 2 Km from each other :SlapHands:

 

Looking forward to seeing your video from the day and seeing what’s inside that concretion.

 

Heres my Glenafric penguin for reference

field of view from top to bottom is about 40 cm, so yours could easily be penguin.

 

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mamlambo

@Doctor Mud Was great meeting up and going for a hunt together, if it wasn't for you saying it might be something good I might just have left this concretion behind!

I want to say there are similar shapes in the two samples, but will have to take it past the museum to get some definitive info - maybe they can do a CT scan of it :)

 

That other concretion we found has a crack running through it, might be an easy job to crack it open!

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Ludwigia

@Doctor Mud @mamlambo It's nice to see that you've gotten to know each other personally now. Isn't this forum great for such encounters?

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mamlambo
1 minute ago, Ludwigia said:

@Doctor Mud @mamlambo It's nice to see that you've gotten to know each other personally now. Isn't this forum great for such encounters?

@Ludwigia It really is! I've met a few really great people on here that have become friends outside of the forum :)

I'm taking the bone cluster in to the Canterbury museum next week to see if they can tell me more about it. Such a great hobby!

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