Sea Doggie Biscuit?
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

By Henry H. Mitchell, January 22, 2009.

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.

Beach Rock, Myrtle Beach, SC

View of the rock as it was lying when discovered.

Beach Rock, Myrtle Beach, SC

Its flatter surface was face-down when discovered. That surface has organic stains.

Beach Rock, Myrtle Beach, SC

The rock's broken end is visible at the right.

This guide to Myrtle Beach is sponsored by Mitchells Publications.