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Old 11-30-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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Recently, I encountered this seemingly porous "bone" along the shore line on the Big Island of Hawaii, does anyone have an idea of what animal it could have possibly come from? Thanks for your time!

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Old 11-30-2019, 12:45 PM
 
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If you post your question here: https://www.reddit.com/r/whatisthisthing/ you're more likely to get an answer.
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Old 11-30-2019, 01:12 PM
 
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Just so you know - you have to make a comment on your post there for it to show up. It's a safeguard against bot posts.
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:26 PM
 
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Recently, I encountered this seemingly porous "bone" along the shore line on the Big Island of Hawaii, does anyone have an idea of what animal it could have possibly come from? Thanks for your time!

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Can't see the picture. Since you are new to the forum you would need to make several more posts here before you can post a picture directly to the board.

But anyway - If it's porous then it's likely to be a mammal bone, so maybe it's a whale or dolphin bone or the bone of some other kind of marine mammal like maybe a seal or sea lion. Are you able to tell whether or not it's hollow inside?


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Old 12-01-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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Bigfoot.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:52 AM
 
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isnt there a scientific center tyou can send pictures to?
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:23 AM
 
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That's on your desktop so no one can see it. You need to upload it.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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Recently, I encountered this seemingly porous "bone" along the shore line on the Big Island of Hawaii, does anyone have an idea of what animal it could have possibly come from? Thanks for your time!

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There are many sharks in Hawaii that pounce on anything dead so bones rarely wash up on the shore. Dead coral is white, porous and comes in odd shapes and it is often found on the beach.
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:05 PM
 
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There are many sharks in Hawaii that pounce on anything dead so bones rarely wash up on the shore. Dead coral is white, porous and comes in odd shapes and it is often found on the beach.
Coral does seem like the most plausible explanation.
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