Jun 29, 2012, 08:26 AM
Help with an ID
I found this on a treasure coast beach (Florida) a while back. It is lightweight, porous underneath and off white in color (as opposed to bright white). I attached several pictures for viewing.
Does anyone know what this is?
Jun 29, 2012 08:26 AM
Jun 29, 2012, 09:15 PM
Jul 01, 2012, 11:35 AM
Is it really light, like foam? If so, could be an old, beat up buoy. I see them all the time.
Maybe some type of sponge?
Jul 01, 2012, 01:34 PM
No Fenway it is hard, like stone and not really super light like foam, just lighter than you would expect when you picked it up.
Jul 01, 2012, 02:58 PM
Dead Coral that has been tumbled in the surf and made smooth.
Jul 01, 2012, 03:28 PM
looks like coral? post it on some fossil forums and see what they say.
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Jul 01, 2012, 04:03 PM
Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.
My guess is a urinal cake. I found a round concave one and slid it into my wetsuit jacket for later ID. When my shoulder started to burn I got rid of it. Seems the park managers toss these into the swim area's to ward off algae.
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Jul 01, 2012, 04:14 PM
Fossil forum is saying it's not a fossil because it's not dark or black. I think it's some sort of fossil. Its not pure white, more of an off white. Thanks for your thoughts.