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Help with seashore bone identification



I wonder if anyone can advise.


My father found this on the beach at Whitby recently. The local museum couldn't assist in identification. It looks like bone (of a fish?), but what of?



Many thanks



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    Mar 14, 2014 8:27 AM (in response to Bob)
    Re: Help with seashore bone identification

    You are quite correct in your identification and that is perhaps as close as you are going to get with any certainty. It is the central upper jaw of a fish, the craters would have held teeth and the long spike that you are holding would have run along the top of the inside of the mouth. There are a lot of Cod, and Ling landed in Whitby and I suspect that this is from a Cod, but this is not certain.

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