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  1. bthemoose

    Calvert Cliffs Fish Tooth

    I found what I believe is a partial fish tooth along the Calvert Cliffs (Miocene) in Maryland a while ago. @Al Dente, @MarcoSr, or others, any idea what this may have belonged to?
  2. RileyB

    Calvert Cliffs Petrified Wood

    (Pictures 1-3)Found this piece at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland. It appears to be wood given by the grain structure of it. In addition it has lines going up and down it in the same direction across the entire piece. The outside of the piece is more rough and is kind of like bark. What do you guys think? (Picture 4-6) found this piece also at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland. It shares the same grain structure as the piece in picture 1, but is a lot darker so I was wondering if it could be bone instead of wood. In picture 6 i tried to capture the texture of the specimen since piece 2 was a lot mor
  3. RileyB

    Is This Poop?

    Found this piece from Calvert Cliffs state park in Maryland. Has a swirling pattern around it similar to poop. Could it be?
  4. I found this piece at Calvert Cliffs Maryland on the beach and it seems too irregular to be just a rock and kind of looks like it could be part of an animal, possibly a whale or porpoise. Can anyone help ID this?
  5. RileyB

    Calvert Cliffs Whale/Porpoise Bone?

    Last summer I visited Calvert Cliffs state park and found this weird piece on the beach. It seems too irregular to be a rock so I was wondering if it could be a whale/porpoise bone or a bog iron or something else completely.
  6. HoppeHunting

    Bayfront Park 03/30/19

    Hey everyone, A few days ago I finally got back out to Bayfront Park. According to the local forecast, it was going to be a cloudy day, but there was enough space in the sky during the sunrise for the sun to peek through and create a marvelous display of colors. I always love the scenery at Brownies, and that day was especially beautiful. The tide was relatively low when I arrived, but since I got there just after peak low tide, the water was rising for the entire time I was there, and it rose much faster than I would've liked. I didn't find any big teeth, but overall still had a g
  7. Hello! I am taking a few days off next week and I plan on resuming my favorite hobby (fossil hunting!) for a day in hopefully wonderful weather! I currently moved to Camden county and while I usually fossil hunt in Big Brook, I was thinking of a change of pace and maybe switching it up a bit and taking the long drive to Calvert Cliffs (or somewhere else, depending on recommendations). Anyways, It would be my first time in awhile fossil hunting at a place outside of Big Brook and I was curious if anyone has been to Calvert Cliffs recently, and if it is worth going to (for me it woul
  8. I went to Palm Point, MD (Calvert Cliffs) for the first time on Fri., Oct. 7. I hired Bill P. as a guide as he is very knowledgeable and has connections for accessing parts of the cliffs that non-residents can't access. It was a pretty amazing day. 112 shark teeth found, not including ray plates and other fossils. I'll need to post the other fossils later as they still haven't been unpacked yet. I think we hiked 7 miles on the beach. The water was like glass. The conditions couldn't have been better.
  9. MikeR

    Echinocardium marylandiense

    Collected by the Smithsonian Vertebrate Collections Manager at Scientists Cliffs on the Chesapeake Bay after a storm early 2020s.
  10. Maryland girl finds "once-in-a-lifetime" shark tooth from ancient 50-foot megalodon - CBS News Franz Bernhard
  11. Hi...For some reason this scallop doesn't look like the typical Calvert Cliffs Chesapecten nefrons. Its small, black stained, and appears in MY eye to be taller than normal. I don't have a good nefrons to compare the length to width ratios but it just SEEMS different. (26.6mm widest x 29.16 tall not at a diagonal). It was found within the same grit as the efrons pieces, the shark vertibrae, the oyster shell etc. that we found. From the southern end of the exposure at the State Park tiny beach. Are C.efrons the only eocene scallops found there? Is it a morphological difference due to its assum
  12. I arrived at the boat ramp early yesterday morning to find half the parking lot underwater from an abnormally high tide, plus heavy rains 2 days prior. I thought this might make collecting tough but I launched my kayak anyway and headed for the cliffs. I figured there would not be as much beach to collect on but I was not expecting water 2ft deep right up to the cliffs! Whenever I'd find a little spit of sand that I could actually walk on I would pull up my kayak and do some searching. I found a few small teeth this way. Later in the day as the tide started receding an
  13. I'm new to fossil collecting and currently obsessed with shark teeth. I live near the Calvert Cliffs in Maryland, USA, and have been on several trips there and a couple trips to nearby locations in Maryland. In total I have been fossil collecting a total of 5 or 6 times since the beginning of October. I've found several hundred sharks teeth and have a great time each trip. I wanted to share a few of my best finds over the past couple weeks, beginning with... My first meg! I believe technically it is a chubitensis, but a megatooth nonetheless. I found this one on just my 3rd trip, a
  14. It was a very nice day out on the bay. The site I was at exposed both the choptank, and the st. Mary’s formation. I was really hoping to find a large megalodon since there had been a massive storm the other day but that didn’t happen. Oh well, I still stumbled onto some great finds. This beach was pretty much in the middle of nowhere, so there wasn’t a soul to be found here. I was the only one there. It was quite peaceful. Here are the finds: The complete grab: The complete grab flipped: All the better finds:
  15. I went to 4 other beaches on Oct. 8 & 9 with guide Paul Murdoch Jr. He is extremely knowledgeable and has access to beaches that non-residents can't access. The weather was amazing as well, but the water started to become more rough, but not too rough.
  16. Alex BC

    Possible Maryland whale tooth?

    Hello there! I found this "tooth?" on a beach in Calvert cliffs state park in Maryland. Any help with it's identification or really and information about it at all would be a huge help. Thank you!
  17. Hello there! Found this guy in Calvert cliffs state park, Maryland. I think it's a fossilized barnacle, but I'd love another perspective. Thanks in advance and I appreciate the help!
  18. Alex BC

    Maryland mystery fish bone?

    Hello there! I found this bone on the beach in Calvert cliffs state park in Maryland. I tried to find what kind of bone it was, but have been having no luck identifying it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My best guess is some kind of fish bone? (Thank you!)
  19. Hello there! I was looking around the Fossil ID sections and saw a post about a piece of petrified wood which looks very close to this unidentified bit I found on a beach in Calvert Cliffs state park in Maryland. Does anyone have any information that can definitively classify this as petrified wood? Thanks in advance!
  20. Hello there! So I have adjusted my expectations for this one, but does anyone have any clue as to what this bone is from? (Found in Calvert cliffs state park, Maryland) I'd love to add it to my named fossil collection! Thanks in advance and good luck!
  21. Alex BC

    Maryland Tooth (Possibly Whale?)

    Hello there all! I found this tooth while combing the sand on a beach in Calvert Cliffs state park, Maryland. Any help with identification or classification would be fantastic, thank you!
  22. Petalodus12

    Flag Ponds unidentified bone

    Hi all, Apologies for being gone for so long. I have been busy with pretty important research for my (hopefully) undergrad thesis. Anyways, I found this bone a few years back at Flag Ponds Nature Park in Calvert County, Maryland. It's Miocene in age. I know that most bone chunks coming from float from the cliffs are unidentifiable but this one seems to have some diagnostic characters considering the amount of foramina running through it. I could be wrong, however. That's why I study fish, not cetaceans! Thanks all in advance.
  23. Hey guys, I'm planning a trip to the Chesapeake and Calvert cliffs area for a few weeks from now and I was wondering i any more experienced hunters have some biases towards which areas and access locations they like best. I've previously been to the Matoaka Cabins and Calvert Cliffs State Park, both of which yielded similar finds with nothing big, although I found the access to the cliff bases at Matoaka more favorable. I'd also love to find a canoe rental in the area to boat about and stop at exposed beach areas to hunt before heading further along the stretch, although general advice an
  24. Possible large Croc coprolite found at Calvert Cliffs https://www.wusa9.com/article/tech/science/holey-snarge-paleontologist-discover-an-extremely-rare-fossil-on-the-calvert-cliffs-poop-feces/65-c4045b64-5f63-4574-bf11-c1780585abcb
  25. Rexofspades

    Flag Ponds Weirdys

    Got some weird stuff from the Cliffs, been meaning to get them checked out. first one up i think is a bone fragment of some kind. it passes the tongue test. but someone on the FB group suggested it might be a fragment of a Gomp tooth perhaps? this is a bone fragment, but the porous nature of the middle has me thinking bird perhaps? also, the top edge is rounded and smooth so it looks to be a small diameter long bone. lastly is this piece, Im sure its probably a beaten up snaggletooth, but the cross section has me thinking mammal possibly?
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