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Chris Kimo
Hi there, Today I was out exploring the coastal cliffs and shore around Folkstone, Kent and have made some unusual discoveries that id love some help identifying. I believe one might be a curled lobster tail or something along those lines the other is more of a mystery. Click image for larger version - Name: 20190613_215706.jpg, Views: 55, Size: 100.40 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20190613_215640.jpg, Views: 55, Size: 113.75 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20190613_153325.jpg, Views: 54, Size: 190.77 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20190613_153338.jpg, Views: 51, Size: 158.69 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 20190613_215801.jpg, Views: 48, Size: 113.00 KB
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advantage
Hello Chris

Your first picture is actually a nice Nautilus specimen, the second specimen is a fragment of an Ammonite. Hope this helps.

BW

Steve
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prep01
Hello Chris, I agree, Nautilus and partial ammonite.
Colin Huller
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Chris Kimo
Thanks for all for help identifying! Am i right in thinking Nautilus avoided extinction hence why they are still in our oceans but can also be found fossilised unlike ammonites?
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CurtKnap
Yes, Chris, that is correct. Only about a handful of nautilus species around today though.
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