any clues what this is, please?

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any clues what this is, please?

Post by fishwish » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:51 am

friend found this on the beach here in Australia. It smells fishy - literally. it's light and seems hollow.
any clues?
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Post by OdinsRaven » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:47 pm

My first thought is an egg or something related to it. Cool find.

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Post by JackBean » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:42 pm

My first thought was a teeth :lol:
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Re: any clues what this is, please?

Post by wbla3335 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:09 pm

My guess is an air bladder.

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Post by fishwish » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:36 am

hi, thanks for those thoughts - I think a tooth can be ruled out, though it sure looks like one, because it's light and hollow and just not tooth material. An air bladder - had to look this up on Wiki, but I'd imagine it would have soft flexible walls? this thing hasn't collapsed out of the water, so it has some structure to it.
My original thought was also an egg, but of what?? weird shape, but then so are some critters.
Any further thoughts/info welcome

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Re: any clues what this is, please?

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Post by fishwish » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:50 am

oh wow, that's it!! thanks so much - I'll let my friend know right now!
cheers!

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Post by JackBean » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:30 am

I agree it's the air bladder, that was my thought as well, although it is oddly shaped. But the "material" seems similar.
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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