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What kind of skull is this-I found it on the beach in Cape May

I am hoping someone can help identify this skull! We found it on the beach in Cape May. The skull size is about 4 inch in length. Thank you.
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What do bones need to grow outside the body?

In what environment outside of a living organism can bones grow? If I were to put an arbitrary human bone in a room and attach a bunch of tubes to it, or dunk it in some kind of solution, where would ...
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Movement of the Thoracic Cage During Movements of the Thoracic Spine

Just for a bit of context: I am trying to create a 3D digital model of the human skeleton as the first step towards computer generated muscle simulation, and as such I want the skeleton to be as ...
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Is chlorine a good activator of osteoblasts?

I have read on the internet that Fluorine, which is a group 17 element is a good activator of osteoblasts. Since elements down the same group has similar properties, I’m wondering if Chlorine is a ...
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Can anyone identify this bone?

Can anyone identify this bone. It's 12 inches long and 3 inches wide. Thanks for the help.
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Is it impossible to increase skeletal bone mass, as opposed to just bone density? [closed]

I've heard exercise and resistance/strength training increases the density, but doesn't increase mass. So basically, experimentally or theoretically possible at least, can modern science do this/is it ...
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Help identify this vertabrae found on Costa Rica beach

I was walking down tamarindo beach in Costa Rica today and came upon a really LARGE section of vertabrae.. I matched it against a crocodile a shark , whales, a horse, a cow, a snake even ... any ideas ...
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Is there any way bicondylar/bigonial, bizygomatic or bitemporal breadth can change in adults?

Without cosmetic surgery or etc., are there any cases/example wherein a human adult has had a change in significance regarding these regions of the face? I have seen many anecdotes where people have ...
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Why is cartilage replaced by bones in a vertebrate adult?

Why is cartilage present in a vertebrate embryo replaced by bones in an vertebrate adult even though cartilage can also provide me the structural framework like as in Chondrichthyes and they seem to ...
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Trying to identify the species to which this vertebrae belongs

Found vertebrae in the "graveyard of the Atlantic" (on account of the 5,000+ shipwrecks since the 1520's) off Frisco/Hatteras, North Carolina. Tried searching online but not finding any perfect ...
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In endochondral bone formation, why does only hyaline cartilage get ossified to form bone?

There are three types of cartilage: hyaline, fibrous and elastic cartilage. Fibrous cartilage does not have perichondrium...so it does not take part in ossification because perichondrium needs to ...
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Can the face bones be “compressed” or forced together? What would happen? [closed]

Say someone doesn't like that their maxilla bone is too long because the height of the maxilla affects the placement, position and angle of the mandible relatively. If one were to apply mechanical ...
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Are there any proven ways to increase the rate of bone remodeling in humans?

I'm not asking for anything specific -- just wondering if there's any data, studies, or etc. that show a possibility in increased bone resorption and turnover (bone remodeling/Wolff's Law) from ...
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Identify this vertebra

I was walking on the beach in New Jersey (U.S.), at about 40 degrees longitude, and found this bone. It's not a fish. The long process in the front is interesting. It is likely a C2 vertebra. I looked ...
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Help identifying leaf-like bone

I found two of these objects near a creek in Missouri. They feel like they are made out of bone but they do not look like any bone I have seen before. They also appear as though the could be some sort ...
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What type of skull is this? [duplicate]

This skull was found in the mountains/woods of extreme southwestern Virginia (Dickenson County). There is not (to my limited knowledge) any animal native to this area that has this type of skull. ...
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What kind of skull is this?

We found this skull on a beach in southwestern Sweden, and are curious as to what kind of animal it was.