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Guy Osborn
My wife found this today at Folkestone. Is it a coral A sponge? Beach collected IMG_20200712_194055329.jpg  IMG_20200712_194106375.jpg  IMG_20200712_194147790.jpg  IMG_20200712_194154724.jpg 
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Barrow Museum
There is a small coral that looks like this from the Lower Gault Clay called Ceratotrtochus insignis.  The genus is known from the Upper Cretaceous of many localities in Europe, North America and Madagascar (and even into the Palaeogene of Denmark).
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Guy Osborn
Thank you - but this one was so flattened - would this have been after death?
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Barrow Museum
Yes, the flattening is probably the result of distortion as the clay compacted with increasing overburden pressure due to overlying strata being deposited on top through the rest of the Cretaceous period. (BTW, i should have written Ceratotrochus)
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