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1. Posted by Matt19849 (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

Does anyone know what the law is about bringing a couple of dead rocks that have been washed up on the beaches back to the UK are?

Cheers

2. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Matt19849

Does anyone know what the law is about bringing a couple of dead rocks that have been washed up on the beaches back to the UK are?

Cheers

A dead rock? How can you be sure it's dead? Did you try resuscitating it?

You didn't mention which country these mortified objects are located in. We'd have to know that before being able to comment I think.

3. Posted by Matt19849 (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

A dead rock? How can you be sure it's dead? Did you try resuscitating it?

You didn't mention which country these mortified objects are located in. We'd have to know that before being able to comment I think.

Thailand as the post title says!!!!
Its coral that has died been washed up onto the beaches and dried out turning to kinda rocks - dead coral/rocks

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Apr-2009, at 00:40 by Matt19849 ]

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 7y

I'm fairly sure coral would be classed as illegal and would not be allowed into the uk, whether dead or alive.

5. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Matt19849

A dead rock? How can you be sure it's dead? Did you try resuscitating it?

You didn't mention which country these mortified objects are located in. We'd have to know that before being able to comment I think.

Thailand as the post title says!!!!
Its coral that has died been washed up onto the beaches and dried out turning to kinda rocks - dead coral/rocks

Wupps! Forgot about the title of your post when I read the content. :(

I couldn't find anything related to exporting coral here although there are rules about exporting anything which could be considered to be damaging to the environment. You could be accused of diving to a coral reef and breaking a chunk off. You'd then have to prove that you found it washed up on a beach somewhere which would be very difficult to do.

Bear in mind also that when you leave Thailand, your luggage is scanned before you even before enter the terminal and check-in for your homeward flight.

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

I was at the Natural History Museum in London yesterday and at the Marine section, I saw this dead coral with a label that says "Illegally imported coral". Go figure. :)

7. Posted by Matt19849 (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

lol cheers for you replies - think ill stay safe and leave it where it is on the beach lol - woulda looked nice in my fish tank though!!!!!!!!

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Apr-2009, at 04:08 by Matt19849 ]

8. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Get some plastic coral, the fish won't know the difference.