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Bobo the bear
Hi everyone saw these sea Fans? in the bedrock around 100 yds south of the wreck. 20-30 yds further from this there was a patch of bedrock around 10 yds by 5 yds just full of them. I left them in situ but don't know how long they will last as the shale is friable.

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Next is I think definitely wood and lastly what I initially thought was wood but may be Bone - Difficult to say

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Bobothebear
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Bobo the bear
Sorry but coral fern could be Ginko Leaves?? Although they are much larger than fossils shown online
Bobothebear
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Gandalf the White
Where were these found? I have a feeling that the supposed sea fan is a section of a large ammonite, also I don’t think that fossil plants can turn into a pyrite fossil. Nice lump of fossil wood and I have a feeling the third fossil isn’t bone but wood. Anyway here is a picture which might help. Click image for larger version - Name: 92164289-8C1B-46DE-866E-B5B943215A80.jpeg, Views: 39, Size: 402.05 KB
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estwing
That looks like part of an ammonite, probably Phylloceras
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Gandalf the White wrote:
Where were these found? I have a feeling that the supposed sea fan is a section of a large ammonite, also I don’t think that fossil plants can turn into a pyrite fossil. Nice lump of fossil wood and I have a feeling the third fossil isn’t bone but wood. Anyway here is a picture which might help.

Sorry Gandalf....been collecting fossils for 55 years mainly on Yorkshire coast where these were found...It is definitely not an ammonite.  I thought coral to start but looking online seems to be a species of Ginko. Again I have never seen this before on this coast from this period but so many overlapping further on from this specimen I guess maybe a flood accumulation of old leaves. The structure is not pyritised but is white like a calcium infill/coating which gave me the idea of some type of coral.

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Bobo the bear
Nope NOT AN AMMONITE  Believe me....would have been marvellous to find one that size...about 12" top to tail. They all have like a tail-I thought where they attached to rocks but could be the stems of the leaves. Would really like to know what they are as I haven't seen anything like that.
Bobothebear
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deltapodus
I think Estwing's got it there. That stretch of beach has a lot of flattened and pyritized ammonites. My first reaction was Phylloceras, but Estwing beat me to it. 
Finally found bone[biggrin]
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Elbert
Hello, Estwing is right; deffo a piece of the bodychamber of a Phylloceras...not uncommon on the YC.

greetings, Bert
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Bobo the bear
Well guys we beg to differ....there are a few points which you are not taking into account....1.size, 2. the quantity of them all looking similar. 3. The stalk seen at the bottom also included on all the others. 4.Thickness only 1mm uniform. 5. Chalky appearance not pyrites. 6. the rays all coming down to a single point and not parallel.
I can understand one malformed chunk showing up but not as many as was present. Please I am willing to accept squashed ammonite if ALL the above points can be explained....even then with all my experience up there I would find it hard to accept.  I have Phylloceras and they don't look anything like what is there.

Darn...thought it was wood but always hope a bit of Bone will show up.
Bobothebear
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nomadiclifeguide
I think its an ammo.
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Bobo the bear
I think its an ammo.

I must be the only one...still cannot see ammonite. for the reasons given earlier...12 inches is a lot bigger than a penny. Never the less here is a pix of Ginko leaf fossil from the Jurassic. Downloaded from the internet. Looks a lot more like my photo than any ammo I have ever seen. Correct size too.

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Bobothebear
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estwing
Take a look at this picture, Bobo:
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This is a Phylloceras from Saltwick Bay (you find it at http://pwforster.co.uk/minerals/fossils/ )
Your find may look like a sea fan, but is a Phylloceras, IMHO
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TqB
Definitely Phylloceras, and typical of the location. They can be huge, 80cm diameter or more.
Tarquin
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Bobo the bear
Wow...I am absolutely amazed. Never seen this up there since I started collecting back in 62. If I had wouldn't have thought of ammo.
Still doesn't explain the stalks however....must be just a freak of natural erosion.
Many thx you guys and sorry for doubting you. Must be around 20 together in mass event.
Bobothebear
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Elbert
Hello, many of these Phylloceras have broad but faint ribs wich will make the shell stronger at that point, beiing curved.
In breaking these ribs will form the stalk-like feature, but I can well imagine that you mistook it for Ginko, looking at that picture!
I myself have a 3d Phylloceras wich is 20 inch and have seen flattened ones in situ  and fallen blocks of shale up to nearly three feet!

greetings, Bert
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