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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby jazzy009 » July 14th, 2010, 4:37 pm

When i went to the beach a 2 weeks ago, i was looking for sea shells...as i went farther out from the coast, they got bigger. Eventually, i was digging a foot into the sand underneath the water, and i actually found a live conus. As i picked it up i saw it's "foot" and it's beady little eyes. As i got it out the water, it got it's foot on my arm seemed to jump back into the water, but i got it, and it was definitely some species of conus. I looked at it for a few seconds and let it back into the water...i'd do anything for that shell, but it was beautiful to see something that's alive after seeing so many shells.
I was just in South Carolina and did the same thing. It was almost haunting. Every time I found a shell (approximately every 3 seconds) I was compelled to identify it.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby lllazar » July 14th, 2010, 5:52 pm

When i went to the beach a 2 weeks ago, i was looking for sea shells...as i went farther out from the coast, they got bigger. Eventually, i was digging a foot into the sand underneath the water, and i actually found a live conus. As i picked it up i saw it's "foot" and it's beady little eyes. As i got it out the water, it got it's foot on my arm seemed to jump back into the water, but i got it, and it was definitely some species of conus. I looked at it for a few seconds and let it back into the water...i'd do anything for that shell, but it was beautiful to see something that's alive after seeing so many shells.
I was just in South Carolina and did the same thing. It was almost haunting. Every time I found a shell (approximately every 3 seconds) I was compelled to identify it.
Haha yes, yes...i think i found like 50 bivalve shells, a lot of them were pretty big.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby fossilgirl4ever » July 14th, 2010, 8:20 pm

So, these shells we are seeing at the beach are not fossils, right? They are just modern versions of the genuses we learned. Like, there are a lot of shells that remind me of turritella... but none of them are actually turritella I think. And the same with conus... did it go extinct or did you actually see one?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby lllazar » July 14th, 2010, 8:38 pm

So, these shells we are seeing at the beach are not fossils, right? They are just modern versions of the genuses we learned. Like, there are a lot of shells that remind me of turritella... but none of them are actually turritella I think. And the same with conus... did it go extinct or did you actually see one?
Im pretty sure conus are still alive...as are turritella. But not these are technically fossils, but hey there shells...
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby hexagonaria » July 14th, 2010, 11:11 pm

they are living fossils, like 'Lingula'. im not a fan. i have masses of shells at home and, unlike my fossils, i do not enjoy sorting and grouping and stashing them. is there a shellfish event? if so i have my own personal study kit ;)
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Deeisenberg » July 14th, 2010, 11:16 pm

So, these shells we are seeing at the beach are not fossils, right? They are just modern versions of the genuses we learned. Like, there are a lot of shells that remind me of turritella... but none of them are actually turritella I think. And the same with conus... did it go extinct or did you actually see one?
Im pretty sure conus are still alive...as are turritella. But not these are technically fossils, but hey there shells...
Well... Most of the shells are not fossils at the beach, but you certainly can find tons of turitella fossils at some beaches. At Brownie's Beach in Chesepeake Bay, MD they are in a crumbling dirt cliff, a vast number of turitella steinkerns.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby fossilgirl4ever » July 15th, 2010, 5:19 pm

they are living fossils, like 'Lingula'. im not a fan. i have masses of shells at home and, unlike my fossils, i do not enjoy sorting and grouping and stashing them. is there a shellfish event? if so i have my own personal study kit ;)
haha yeah i am trying to start a fossil collection... i found a crinoid in my brother's room that he got as some prize when he was in preschool. it was pretty exciting. do you have a lot of fossils? oh and i like your username :D
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby hexagonaria » July 17th, 2010, 1:16 pm

i have many fossils. i found a lot in the limestone beds of southern ohio, although a generous selection of rugose corals are just sitting there along the shores of creeks near my house. hexagonaria are located around lake michagan, where i found mine.

do you have the head of your crinoid, or just sections of the stem?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby fossilgirl4ever » July 17th, 2010, 4:58 pm

i have many fossils. i found a lot in the limestone beds of southern ohio, although a generous selection of rugose corals are just sitting there along the shores of creeks near my house. hexagonaria are located around lake michagan, where i found mine.

do you have the head of your crinoid, or just sections of the stem?
just a section of the stem. i have no idea what genus it is. but you are so lucky! all i have is the crinoid, orthoceras, elrathia, turritella, and archimedes. none of them i found, i really have no idea where to go looking for them in north carolina.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby lllazar » July 17th, 2010, 5:26 pm

i have many fossils. i found a lot in the limestone beds of southern ohio, although a generous selection of rugose corals are just sitting there along the shores of creeks near my house. hexagonaria are located around lake michagan, where i found mine.

do you have the head of your crinoid, or just sections of the stem?
just a section of the stem. i have no idea what genus it is. but you are so lucky! all i have is the crinoid, orthoceras, elrathia, turritella, and archimedes. none of them i found, i really have no idea where to go looking for them in north carolina.
If i remember correctly, there are a lot of fossil hot spots in North Carolina...

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