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Josh Hetherington
Hey all, newbie, nice place you’ve got here!

I found what appears to be a nice chunk of Sponge whilst exploring the foreshore of Jenny Cliff, Plymouth.
The area consists of Lower / Mid Devonian Slate and Plymouthian Limestone, I’m used to finding traces of poorly preserved Devonian Marine life here and there, etc.

Upon looking over the assumed Sponge with a 12X lense, I saw what is pictured below, only just managed to photograph it through the lense itself paired with my phone’s camera! Inspecting it further with a 60X / 100X handheld microscope I see so much detail on the lil’ dude, like spines, limbs and even what I think to be it’s eyes, the preservation is crazy!

Anybody able to assist in potentially ID’ing / telling me what is best to do with this sample?
(He’s in central in most images, y’all might have to zoom in)

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Dirty Pete
Modern day Amphipod? maybe.
Cheers,
Pete.

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