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Fossilized Octopus???

Post by cyprusmax47 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:13 am

On one of my last trips I came along a steep hill site where I noticed a lot of fossilized shells, but much more interesting was that:

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and I assumed that I can see the remains of an octopus, ca 30 cm large.... anybody has got an idea what it could be otherwise?


here a close up!
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Re: Fossilized Octopus???

Post by Devil » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:27 am

Don't know owt about it, but I thought soft tissue did not fossilise???

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Re: Fossilized Octopus???

Post by kingfisher » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:40 am

Under certain conditions, I understand that soft tissue can completely decompose leaving a void, like a mould, which can fill over millenia with minerals deposited from solution.
An incredible find, Max, and certainly appears like an octopus.
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Post by Dominic » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:02 am

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Re: Fossilized Octopus???

Post by Houdinibun » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:22 am

wow an amazing find

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Re: Fossilized Octopus???

Post by cyprusmax47 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:49 pm

kingfisher wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:40 am
Under certain conditions, I understand that soft tissue can completely decompose leaving a void, like a mould, which can fill over millenia with minerals deposited from solution.
An incredible find, Max, and certainly appears like an octopus.
Jon.
I am planning to visit the place again in the near future in order to produce more close up photos in better quality as these ones are only screen shots..and perhaps I discovered something very special were I need better quality pics..

Max

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Re: Fossilized Octopus???

Post by brengreen » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:24 pm

Wow. Amazing!

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Re: Fossilized Octopus???

Post by Ancient History » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:15 am

Very interesting indeed - I wonder what other fossils are there?

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Re: Fossilized Octopus???

Post by cyprusmax47 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:45 am

Ancient History wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:15 am
Very interesting indeed - I wonder what other fossils are there?
A great variety of shells, specially Oyster and Mediterranean scallop and much more...

Max

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