What did she eat?

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I caught a fat 12" searun cutthroat yesterday in the Necanicum...

As always, I checked out the stomach contents and found the remains of a shrimp and these two pearl-like objects. What are these?
 
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it looks to me like some crustacean remains, but dfinately not sure
 
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Look like half digested sea enemies.
 
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thats crazy, ive only seen that one other time and it was in a non-searun rainbow up near oakridge on the willamette, im not sure what they are but.....the ones i had, had rings like a tree, almost layers, but reminded me of a jaw breaker...weird, send it to ODFW and see what they say
 
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What part of the Necanicum? Up river by Klootchy, or the Tidewater area in Seaside? Just curious, I'm trying to get as much info on the Necanicum as I can.
 
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Cool, thanks! Do you know how much longer the cutties are going to be in the Necanicum? I've looked online but there's not a lot of info on this small river.
 
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It's part of the crayfish digestive tract, called a gastrolith (a stomach or gizzard stone).

I get these all the time in my fish tanks after I feed my fish crayfish.
 
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That explains everything!

Googled "crayfish gastrolith" and found images where they had fossilized and turned into opals.
 

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