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Aaaaaah... So we're looking at some HUMAN artifact? That's kinda cool, but sad. I mean, our trash is usually anything but healthy for wildlife... Hmm...

Oh, and Steve? As far as a Roman coin is concerned, that would be nothing short of amazing... But I thought you said that Archis don't live very long? So it would have to have eaten something that ate a Roman coin, or have found an old shipwreck, or something... You have found something that means anomalous behavior, haven't you? WOW....

Thanks to you and Tintenfisch for the photos... I'll d/l this one right now...

Have a wonderful day!

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Wow...

You're right... This is something odd... I have a feeling, but I'm going to look at it a bit more closely. If my hunch is right, it seems to be uncharacteristic of the Archi's feeding habits of which I've been told...

Thanks again...

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I can see so many "things" consistently...it's like looking at pieces of a jigsaw puzzle...they all tickle something in my brain but I can't tease it out...I keep wanting to reach into the photo and play with/feel them! :D There's this consistent theme of "looks like a broken fragment of a round ringlike structure with jagged toothlike edges along one rim and a channel or groove of some sort along the side." I can't think of anything that has a round mouth with teeth except something like a lamprey, and some urchins.

This is like a Rorschach inkblot test. The "thing" that spans cm ticks 28 and 29 in photo 2...about 2 cm above the measuring tape...that almost looks fetal to me, and yet toothy at the same time. And that blob above 25.5cm (mostly fat?) does look kinda articulated and posed like a wing. Or a crab's claw. Or a mantis claw...or...or...Gah! I dunno!! :P :D

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Oh, and Steve, I know how you feel about the plastic... I've worked with sea turtles before, and plastics look a lot like cnidarians under water and... *sigh* I can't imagine dying from intestinal blockage, and there's NO REASON a turtle should have to die like that. Please don't tell me that we're killing off Architeuthis like that... are we?
 

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Did this giant eat a shark????? Could we be looking at some teeth????? Not shark teeth ya said....................Dolphin????? Polar bear?????

Hmmmmmm.......

Carol
 

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My file attachment contains some guesses for pic 2:

Red: octopus tongue

Blue: octopus tentacle

Yellow: crab leg (not a big deal, but is this correct?)

Green: octopus sucker

Why remarkable? Because it was not known that giant squid feed on octopus.

If I'm going down, at least it'll be swinging! :D

 

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