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Jeff


Iƒ¢¢â€š¬¢â€ž¢ve only just started looking for fossils and was down in
Eathie last Saturday, found a couple of interesting fossils. 

The
first photo looks like fish scales, is there any way of finding out more
about this ƒ¢¢â€š¬¢â‚¬Å“ from what I understand this is from the Devonian layer.

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The
second fossil is strange, it looks coral?  


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Both were collected at rocks from the foreshore.



I would appreciate any information and thoughts on what they are likely to be.




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RedRock
Jeff,

Your photos do indeed look like fossil fishes. Hugh Miller's book The Old Red Sandstone may be able to help you identify the fishes as it details close-ups of scales and spines which can often help with identification. You can also compare your fossils against some specimens kept at the Hugh Miller museum in Cromarty and Inverness museum. A detailed close-up of the scales is often very helpful. The fossil parts in the second photo could be from Coccosteus or one of the other placoderms or "plate-skinned" fishes.

Hope this helps!
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