Late this morning at low tide, the second wrack line above the surf contained a signficant number of Lettered Olive shells, Calico Scallop shells, and other treasures. One surprise was a rock that looked surprisingly like a doggie biscuit's bone-shape. The following three photographs show details of its appearance. I am unable to determine whether it is fossilized bone, or merely a stone of that sort of shape. It seems highly unlikely that it could be anything other than “just a rock,” but perhaps eventually a paleontologist will venture an educated guess.
View of the rock as it was lying when discovered.
Its flatter surface was face-down when discovered. That surface has organic stains.
The rock's broken end is visible at the right.
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