Post By Montauk3
May 08, 2012, 09:02 AM
Excalibur reacts to Sea Anemone
I was detecting on the low tide beach today, in the Gulf of Siam. There were lots sea anemone laying on the beach, so I made a pass over one with my Excalibur, and to my surprise, I got a signal. I thought there must be some trash under it, since it wasnt a good signal. Checked out all the others, and they all gave the same signal, so they must they must have absorbed some metal, but is it just on this beach, I dont know. They were green, like a corroded copper. Didnt have a camera, but since they were high and dry, they just looked like blobs, and not much to photograph.
Not a earth shattering discovery, but it just seemed interesting, and Google was no help in identifying it. Anyone else find any sea creatures with a metal detector?
May 08, 2012 09:02 AM
May 08, 2012, 09:05 AM
Fascinating! Perhaps they do concentrate trace metals. Can't wait to hear the answer to this one.
May 08, 2012, 04:56 PM
One time my Whites DF was giving a signal on a sand flea(mole crab). I was worried the movement of his legs was causing it, because that would cause lots of false signals on beaches I hunt. Then I thought it might be good for finding sand fleas for bait, but that was the only one it ever gave a signal on.
May 08, 2012, 05:37 PM
That's wierd. First I've ever heard of a living (or dead) thing setting off a detector.
May 08, 2012, 05:41 PM
It's dangerous to be right when those with a thimbleful of perceived authority are wrong.
I had a Bounty Hunter Shapshooter 2 that would reliably give an iron signal on anthills.
May 08, 2012, 05:45 PM
hmmmm, well i thought i was crazy but i had the same thing happen on crabs.
you dont know what you dont know, and you dont know what you dont dig!!!!!!!!
May 08, 2012, 06:12 PM
They do absorb heavy metals. Google... sea anemone heavy metals.
May 09, 2012, 07:21 AM
One time I accidently (sp)hit my head with the coil and got a signal. Turns out I had a loose screw.
There are three kinds of people,Those who don't know.
Those who don't care.
May 11, 2012, 04:23 AM
I have had some sea life give off a signal and have other sea life null out my machine
on the Cape there is a type of sea weed that will completely null out my machine when I go over it
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