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Fish bone identification

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Was walking the beach low tide in ocean county earlier with my daughter and we found some vertebrae bones. Couldn't really find much of anything through internet searches as to what these bones are from, but my daughter is really interested in knowing their origin. Any of you guys have any idea?

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The darker one in the third picture seems to be identical in structure, but much larger, which could be from higher in the vertebrae or hasn't been dead for as long. The 3 pieces still connected appear to be the last before the tail

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There are 2 free apps one is called inaturalist and the other is I've got one . you can send the pics to the app and someone will reply with an answer for you.

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48 mins ago, longfin61 said:

There are 2 free apps one is called inaturalist and the other is I've got one . you can send the pics to the app and someone will reply with an answer for you.

Thanks for the response I'll check them out

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10 hours ago, SurfCaster01289 said:

Could you post an update if you find out? I found more tonight , as well as an anglerfish jaw, which I thought was pretty cool.

Definitely will. That's pretty crazy, that came from out deep!

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Cool stuff!  I wish I were smart enough to help. 

Rutgers U have a marine sciences program.  Maybe this fella can help you out?  Undergraduate Program Director: Gary Taghon 848-932-3249, taghon@marine.rutgers.edu

Good luck with your search!  Let us know if you have any luck!

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