Jul 02, 2012, 12:25 PM
Treasure Coast Fossils
Found these while MDing on the beach near Sebastian Inlet Florida. Honestly haven't been able toID them to my satisfaction.
Jul 02, 2012 12:25 PM
Jul 02, 2012, 11:35 PM
It's typically difficult to ID corals without microscope work. These images are neither well-enough focused nor close-up enough to tell us. Based on locale, the coral head may be Siderastrea dalli, a Pliocene coral.
I am not sure what the ropey object is . . . a fire coral, maybe?
Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time
I am being carried on great winds across the sky.
------Chippewa saying, translated by Robert Bly
Jul 03, 2012, 07:19 AM
Thank you Harry. I appreciate and value your opinion.
Originally Posted by Harry Pristis
Jul 19, 2012, 09:31 AM
Definitely coral and they look old. Keepers I would think Cappy! I have a couple, somewhere in my stash of shells, that i found on dry land inland down in Broward County years ago. Inland as in west Coral Springs before they built on it.
Jul 19, 2012, 09:42 AM
I would look more into the one on the right as fire coral isn't actually coral, it's an organism that covers other things (like other corals or trash). I would also look into local laws for taking the coral. Here it is illegal to take anything living out of the ocean, like shells or coral. It is beautiful though and if legal can be really cool in decorating.
Jul 19, 2012, 09:49 AM
he's right about fire coral.
Jul 19, 2012, 09:56 AM
The one on the right may be some sort of branching coral, definitely not staghorn but maybe a finger or pillar. Not a great picture though and it looks like it's not a solid coral piece. And Kitty is usually a girl's name, not a he
Jul 19, 2012, 09:59 AM
Those are pretty dead Badkitty. I think here in Florida we have laws against taking live coral but that stuff is bleached white from the sun, so they've been around for a while. Just my observation.
Jul 19, 2012, 10:03 AM
Definitely good to know, down here it's living or dead. Then again it doesn't take long for a living coral to be dead... I think it's really interesting to find coral in different places. There are a few beaches where I've found really big pieces of brain coral more than 200 feet up into the bush. Makes you wonder whether it was a hurricane or if the coast has really changed that much. Coral was also used a lot in building in the past few hundred years so a lot of it could have been moved to be used or fallen off of ruins.
Jul 19, 2012, 10:08 AM
ha ha.. oops I didn't see that until after I posted. this is the internet though. you never know
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