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Fossil Echinoderm

Description:

Not sure if this is a sea biscuit, sand dollar, or some other echinoderm. I found this and many others like it, including some more spherical sea biscuits that were definitely a different species. Most were stuck together with rock and sediment, but this one was fairly clean and free from any lime rock.

Habitat:

Sandy, lime rock-rich path near salt marsh

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3 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 months ago

Thanks Machi. How interesting to find fossilised creatures. I live in hope!

Machi
Machi 11 months ago

Hi Leuba, most were covered in or attached to rocks (living echinoderms would not be). You can also tell because they were in little patches of lime rock that we often find other marine fossils in above. Also, while we were near salt marsh, we were still pretty far from the ocean, and above the high tide line at that.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 months ago

Nice find. I am interested in knowing why you call it a fossil, Machi.

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 22, 2020
Submitted on Jan 31, 2020

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