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    Any Fossil Experts?

    My sister found a fossil on the beach one day and we can't seem to identify it (her science teacher couldn't either). It looks like a fin but has a light, pourous structure like that of a bird. Anybody know what it is?

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    looks like it could be a scapula (shoulder blade) of something..

    and I dont think its a fossil..its a bone of recent origin.

    how big is it?

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    I'm not a fossil expert, but I'm with Scot, I don't think it's a fossil, but a more modern bone. I'd also be curious about size, and what beach it was found. I'm wondering if it isn't a marine mammal--a whale fin? Interesting mystery! Mike
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    it's not a fossil fo sho. I was thinking a brown pelican scapula or some other big bird shoulder-ish thing.
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    Oh wait maybe it wasn't a fossil (oops). Either way it's still unknown what it is. It's not a complete piece so it's like 6in across and it was found on the beach in Long BEach CA.
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    Fins are made of cartilage.
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    It looks like a fossil scapula of an African paleoswallow. Did you happen to notice a fossil coconut anywhere nearby?
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    A swallow carrying a coconut?

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