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Dolphin periotic, tilly bone, or something else?


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Hello all!


Sorry for the not-so-great photos here. My phone camera is... kind of a fossil.

I found this mystery fossil on the beach in North Carolina, USA, somewhere near Emerald Isle if I'm recalling correctly. My best guess is that it's a periotic bone from a dolphin, porpoise, or something of the like, but it doesn't totally match up with images I've seen. I've also considered that it could be a ballast bone, but again, hard to confirm via Google search.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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Looks like a phosphatic rock. Not unusual for eastern NC.

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You may be right! Still a cool-looking object. I guess those must be clam bore holes, if it's a rock.

Thanks!

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