Found this on a beach on the East coast of India - Vishakhapatnam, India

Is this a fossil? A coral?

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Its not a fossil.

It is just shells of various marine invertebrates that get stuck together as they grow. It looks like worm-snails on a a large piece of clam shell. the little holes in the clam shell are bored by sea snails and erosion.

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there are whole blogs devoted to finding interesting examples. https://natureinfocus.blog/2010/01/13/calcareous-worm-tubes-on-flat-oyster-shells/


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