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Please can anyone help ID this. Found at Titchfield Haven yesterday. Photos attached. Seems to have some defined features but.....might just be weathering. Possible sponge, shellfish??? Click image for larger version - Name: 4110A3EA-24EC-4D66-A6B9-B9C83CDD96F4.jpeg, Views: 31, Size: 330.08 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 208759B1-15E0-4031-BCED-381CD8E8EF84.jpeg, Views: 32, Size: 328.21 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 8B3966CF-3DD5-4FF2-9918-34A7893125F0.jpeg, Views: 27, Size: 269.49 KB
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estwing
Looks like a very worn echinoid
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PAD
Thanks estwing. Seems the site (tidal) must hold a few sponges and echinoids as that’s what I seem to find. It’s a shingle bar that sticks out 50-60 yards into the Solent. What else should I be looking for?
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estwing
Well, the shingle is probably made up of chalk material, mainly flint, so I would think you can find typical Chalk fossils - sponges, echinoids, brachiopods, maybe belemnites and the odd tooth. But I'm just guessing, I don't know the area, but being so near to the Isle of Wight, that's what I can think of
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Gary W
I am struggling to see any distinctive echinoid evidence, plates etc..
My just be a flint
Gary
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Narlgoth
I also only see a lumpy rock.. Doesn't mean i'm right, but thats what it looks like to me!
- Brad
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estwing
Could just be a piece of flint, it's the shape that resembles an echinoid, but it could be anything
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TqB
It could be a part of a sponge in flint - there are several that show folds like that, Plocoscyphia for example.
Tarquin
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PAD
Another close up of the ‘patterning’  if it helps Click image for larger version - Name: EAC45C61-C573-41D1-8409-905E329CC112.jpeg, Views: 13, Size: 501.97 KB
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Gary W
It may be a sponge but pretty sure it is not an echinoid.
Gary
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