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The images linked to this blog entry are from my second trip to the Calvert Cliff formations (St. Mary's). Not a bad day considering the tide was rather high, the waves choppy, and a large group of loud students from the University of Salisbury showed up. Ran into two other forum members; wolffish and randsphilly
From the album: Chesapeake Western Shore - Miocene- At top and left, Chesapecten scallop shells - At center-right, possible cetacean metacarpal/phalanx bone? - At right, extinct mako shark tooth - At bottom, four various marine mammal epiphyses ("cookies") - Also includes ray dental plate, fish/shark vertebrae fragments (one turned on side)
© rpw/sew 2013
From the album: Sharktooth HillEpiphysis is the rounded end of a long bone, at its joint with adjacent bone or bones. Epiphysis that are found are usually from a juvenile mammal since they aren't joined to the main bone yet....Most call them "cookies".