Lin and I were looking for sea glass here the other day and I found this tooth or bone.
I wasn't able to identify it, but it looks like the ivory that friends of mine used to make scrimshaw with.
We were wondering if any of you viewers have experience with some of the sea creatures like sea lions, whales, etc, that produce animal ivory of this type.
If you can give some information or links to information, please include them below.You never know what will turn up on a beach.
Hopefully, no human remains or radioactive stuff.
I remember once someone asking me what I was looking for as we scrabbled for sea glass.
I said I was looking for a Rolex watch.
He asked if I had lost one.
I said, "No, but if someone did, I want to be the one to find it."
He didn't know whether I was serious or not...
Well, we've never found a Rolex.
We did find a camera once that some had dropped. This was a long way from the parking area and we were on our way back.
Since few people walked that far down the beach, I decided to leave it in a visible place.
I took a photograph of my business card on their camera. Then I told several people who were heading to ask whoever they ran into if they had lost their camera and then describe where I left it.
To make it easy to find, I put it on top of a head-high rock with a piece of straight drifted propped up pointing to the camera.
Sure enough, we later got a text message that the person who had lost the camera heard from another 'glasser and was able to find their camera.
On the other hand, if you've lost a Rolex, I don't know where it is... but I will tell you if it's keeping the correct time or not....Back to the subject - Animal Ivory? Let us know.
Thank you in advance,