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Mollusk? Large approx. 10" diameter, Beaked, but fleshy not hard. Seemed to be 2 beaks. seemed to be eating a snail. Found in shallows among rocks and sea caves on the beach. Appearance like a very large barnacle.

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oxyjack 8 years ago

Very odd looking! The inner part is rather barnacle-like. Wonder what it is?

Casie 9 years ago

Looks like the remains of a squid. Except for the eating discription of the snail. Very interesting and good pictures.

BareFeat 9 years ago

wow never heard of or have seen anything like this. The ocean side is just amazing in California.

KarenP 9 years ago

I think it's a piddock or a boring mya, but I'm leaning toward a flat tipped piddock.

MickGrant 9 years ago

Great spotting! Good reporting and photos!

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Fort Bragg, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 21, 2011
Submitted on Oct 21, 2011

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