Thursday, October 2, 2014

10/2/14 Report - Beach This Morning. Queen Conch. Shipwreck Identified As HMS Erebus, Grenade Found In Shallow Water Off St. Pete.

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Queen Conch Shell.

Here is a cool Queen Conch shell that was found on the beach this morning.
Take a look at the video below to see what was inside.

We had a lazy surf this morning.  Nothing has changed on this beach or the other beaches along the Treasure Coast for a few weeks now.  Sand is still moving in and accumulating.

Below is a video showing the waves and beach this morning a little before low tide.

There weren't many targets besides aluminum in either the dry or wet sand.  There were a couple exceptions. 

We're supposed to get a cold front this Saturday.  The surf will remain calm for the next couple days but increase to between three and four feet Sunday.

Here is how it looked this morning.

You can tell high carat gold just by looking at it.  It is soft and has a nice "buttery" look.  If you take a look at the two rings I posted the past two days, I don't think you'd have much trouble telling which is 10K and which is 22K.  You don't have to see the markings to be able to tell.

A guy detecting 20 feet out in the water off of St. Pete beach dug up a grenade.  It turned out to be a dud, but nobody knew how it got there.

You just never know.  Thanks to Jorge Y. for sending the link to that story.

The shell shown above was occupied.

In this video you can see how the conch turns itself over.

Make sure that shells are not occupied by living creatures before you take them. 

I think that this is a Queen Conch, but could be wrong.

There are some people who now are working on trying to get a PAS-like system in Florida. 

An Arctic shipwreck has been identified as the HMS Erebus.

I have some find photos for future posts.  Also I have a few detector tests and comparisons planned.  Also another blog poll.

Thanks to all who responded to the most recently concluded poll.

Happy hunting,