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winejazz
Hey! Found this on Filey Brigg in Filey (North East England Coast). Think it might be plant based but I'm honestly just guessing. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you! Click image for larger version - Name: 20191024_190347.jpg, Views: 56, Size: 132.28 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20191024_190510.jpg, Views: 54, Size: 255.92 KB
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Brittle Star
Hi
Not familiar with the location but it is not a plant, maybe coral?
Someone on here with give you the answer.
JW

 Never ask a star fish for directions
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TqB
What size is it? I think Brittle Star is right - it looks like a compressed piece of the Carboniferous coral, Siphonodendron junceum, if the tubes are the right diameter - about 3mm, plus or minus. I think I can see coral septa on one of the end sections.
Tarquin
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prep01
Hello and welcome to the forum. As Janet says, it's a coral from the Carboniferous limestone probably brought down from the North by a glacier (also known as a 'derived' or 'erratic' fossil. I think it is Siphonodendron, but I am sure Tarqun will put me right on that.
Colin Huller
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winejazz
First of all thankyou so much for all your help, you guys have been amazing! 
Yes sorry i didnt include anything in the picture for scale. I literally just found it on the beach and got excited but i didnt have amything around for scale. Yeah the tubes are around 2-3mm in diameter. 
Excuse the potentially ignorant question but why do you think it was brought down by a glacier instead of being formed more locally?
Thankyou
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Dirty Pete
The bedrock around Filey is of Jurassic age, your fossil is of Carboniferous age, (roughly 200 million years older), so can't be local.  

Pete
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TqB
Pete's right -there are plenty of Carboniferous erratics up and down the coast.
Tarquin
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