1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Have I found a fossil?

  1. May 2, 2006 #1
    2.5 years ago, I was walking along the beach collecting sea shells when I found this, I didn't give it too much interest until now. Do you think it's a fossil?

    [​IMG]

    Here I put a single picture since I don't wish anyone to wait until all pictures show up in a browser.

    Here are more pictures, please take a look,

    1. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8669/image28zb.jpg

    2. http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/807/image35ja.jpg

    3. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/699/image40hf.jpg

    4. http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9630/image53nh1.jpg

    5. http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7576/image66xs.jpg

    6. http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7426/image72jm.jpg

    7. http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7476/image81aj.jpg

    That's it. I'm looking for any comments and various responses.

    Thanks,
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 2, 2006 #2

    Evo

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Looks like an oyster shell to me.
     
  4. May 3, 2006 #3

    wolram

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    It is an ooparite, they turn up in all kinds of strange places, can be anything
    from 5 million years old to present.

    http://www.bio.psu.edu/home/directory/homepages/crf2
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2006
  5. May 3, 2006 #4

    matthyaouw

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    I'm gonna agree with evo. It doesn't look like a fossil one either.

    What's an ooparite Wolram? I've never heard one one and I can't find anything on google.
     
  6. May 3, 2006 #5

    wolram

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

     
  7. May 3, 2006 #6

    DaveC426913

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Ooparite - ancient cave-dwelling creature that gained an advantage by evolving class inheritance, encapsulation and data modeling. The most successful surviving ooparite is the Javaite or the more rare C++ite.
     
  8. May 3, 2006 #7

    Danger

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Are you sure that's not Ivan's long-lost baby blanket?
     
  9. May 4, 2006 #8
    Thanks for responses,
    But now, suppose, I didn't say I've found it on the beach. Would you still think it's an oyster's shell? (part of it)

    What do you suggest I do with it?
     
  10. May 4, 2006 #9
    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    I think a little of me just died inside.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?