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Fossil?
Posted by: Sanderling
Date: January 17, 2018 02:54PM
I found this on the beach up in the dunes after we have had a string of rough surf and high tides. Looks like a sponge maybe. Does anyone know if it is a fossil or just dead? How does one tell if it is fossilized?




Re: Fossil?
Posted by: Dave J.
Date: January 17, 2018 06:12PM
If it's porous, it's a skeleton and not a fossil.

Re: Fossil?
Posted by: Texadillo
Date: January 18, 2018 07:39AM
Looks like a piece of coral which washed up sometime in the past.

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Re: Fossil?
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: January 19, 2018 09:36AM
Yes, its a coral.



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Re: Fossil?
Posted by: Sanderling
Date: January 19, 2018 01:23PM
Thanks everyone. My first impression was coral, but it kind of looked like a sponge too. It is very rough and sharp like coral, so coral it is.

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Re: Fossil?
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: January 19, 2018 05:24PM
Its a nice piece. Should make someone a pretty centerpiece in an aquarium.



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