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  1. Launch my kayak early this morning and got to the beach a little before sunrise. Hoping off my kayak I took maybe five steps and BOOM my find of the year! A 2 3/4” Squalodon! The sun hadn’t even created the water yet, I couldn’t believe it. I continued on only about 40 feet away from my kayak and I spotted a pretty little Meg tumbling in the wash. By the end of my walk I had found the normal array of teeth with a stunning Hastalis and nice Hemi and dolphin teeth to round out the trip. I’ve had some pretty good hunts this season but this is hands down my best!… So far…. PS: Squalodon whitm
  2. Recent finds. February may be a bit warmer than March? I have two twisted teeth with large bases, which I think could be upper cowshark (but only one point?) and several small makos, plus "the usual" sand tiger, angel shark, drum "teeth", and gray shark. Always good to get out!
  3. Great day! Took a break from chasing weird lower cow shark lateral teeth, and went to my usual (old) spots. Not only did I get ~50 teeth, I stumbled across a Cow Shark Symphysial (!, only my third ever) and a cow shark upper tooth. The biggest tooth (root) is only 0.9" or 2.3 cm; i think it is a mako (?). The one that looks like a typical mako has serrations, so I don't know what it is (?) Found one of the biggest drum teeth I've seen, and four angel shark teeth (most broken). Plenty of sand tiger teeth, just like the old days! Fun to be out, beautiful weather for late February. Gettin
  4. Shellseeker

    Peace River again

    Hunting yesterday, found an area of slightly larger teeth....It is not often that one location can yield Hemipristis, Mako, Megalodon and Great White. In the Peace River, GWs are really difficult to find and I am not positive about this one. Is this a GW or a Meg...? It sort of depends on whether you see a bourlette (or not) and how you see the symmetry of the serrations. There were a variety of Tiger (Aduncus, Contortous, Mayumbensis, and Cuvier), but no sand tigers.. Lots of Hemipristis and larger Lemons Also a camel_llama tooth...so
  5. Today I went to a nearby creek in north Florida and came across these fossils that I need help identifying. 1. Definitely posterior. Maybe bull, lemon, or hammerhead? 2. I don't know if I've seen this before, at first I thought small hastalis, but then I noticed what appears to be a cusp on the left side. (it's just on the tape measure so you can see the cusp better.)3. Turtle, but I was wondering with the odd shape if it was possible to tell where from.Thanks!
  6. Hello everyone, I have gotten really into meg diving this last year to the point where I am driving down to Venice from Orlando twice a month to dive for teeth. I have started to look into getting black water diving and I am not really sure where to start. Does anyone have any rivers that are good for black water diving? I have heard talk that people do it in the Peace river and the St. Marys and I didn't know if that is where most people go or if there are other rivers people dive that hold a good amount of teeth. I don't want to sound like the guy who is asking for y
  7. Daltong

    Questions about a few teeth

    These are a few of the nicest/most interesting teeth I've found, and I was wondering if anyone knows about the two on the bottom left. I think the one with the red and orange tip is some sort of mako tooth or a similar species, and from what I could find the one beside it with the round profile could be one of the earliest ancestors of white sharks. The top three I believe are all from megalodons, as well as the really short yellow tooth on the bottom. I think that one is a tooth that was growing inside the jaw or something due to its small size compared to the size of the root. The smaller to
  8. In late August, I went fossil hunting in Maryland, near the Calvert Cliffs formation, and found this tooth. I am wondering what type if shark this tooth would have come from. It measures around an inch long.
  9. TheCreekendWarrior

    Summerville/Greens Mill Run side trip

    Better late than never right?! I'm finally getting around to sharing my finds from a recent trip up the east coast for work, with a few pitstops along the way! The first two images were from an all day hunt in a creek in Summerville, with Folly Beach Fossils! The third image are my spoils from a solo half a day in GMR... Right by elm street park, because the water was way too high to go further down stream from there, and I didn't have much time! What a great time finding a couple of new species and making a few more friends along the way! I ca
  10. 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:
  11. Recent trips. Weather has been warm, so the water is still warm. Hitting my usual spots, doing well on cowshark teeth (happy! thought the 4th was a broken one but the two pieces don't match up) and finally found a decent, nice (almost 2") mako (been a while). Bunch of non-descript gray shark teeth, skate teeth; fewer angel shark and drum teeth than usual. Peculiar tiger shark(?) tooth; not flat like usual, big almost L-shaped root with a bump/boss at middle (not as pronounced as those bumps/bosses om big sand tiger teeth.
  12. TheCreekendWarrior

    The Creekend Warrior Collection

    Been at it for about a year now and I try to hit the creeks at least twice/month if I can help it. The "loose" pics are either newer finds that haven't made their way into the display yet, or finds that have their own display. Most of these were rescued from the Gainesville area. Some are from the Peace River & Joshua Creek, as well as Manasota, Caspersen, Venice & Fort Clinch beaches. I was also lucky enough to discover a previously unknown spot VERY close to home, while scouting one day! Dr. Hulbert (w/ UF) confirmed it is a new spot, but was reluctant to c
  13. Some of the stuff from recent trips. I have had a great year for cowshark teeth @Fin Lover ! One particular spot has produced the best, some even intact. My "usual" finds are sand tiger teeth; most of these, except the biggest, have sharp cusps. And another spot produced mako/ great white teeth. (Some glitches with my scanner; not the image I had edited(?)) May append another later. Weather has been great, cool in the morning, warm with low humidity in the afternoons. Finally getting some rain (too late for my garden) and washing out some teeth and other stuff. Fishing has been goo
  14. I normally fossil hunt Oct-Mar so my season has started. Launched the kayak out of Chesapeake Beach and began to work down the cliffs. Unfortunately it was far rougher than I had hoped so the kayaking was tough as such I didn’t go as far as I’d have liked. But I made my first and only stop worth it and found a good handful of teeth and a couple nice verts! The biggest makos were 1.40” and 1.20”, the biggest dolphin teeth were 1.20” and 1.03”(my two biggest!). All in all it was a beautiful morning and a great first hunt of the season for me.
  15. A few interesting ones from recent trips (tried to flip and scan each side). Finally found a cowshark symphysial, but like most from the creek, it was broken (fewer but better shape from the beaches? Hopefully not broken from screening.) The pathological tooth I posted last trip (a sand tiger quite bent), along with dolphin tooth and skate scute. No big makos, but a few inch or so. A lot of fossil coral chunks at the spot. Not sure the mammal tooth is ID-able; tips of points missing. I like the jaw bone, not common here. A few angel shark teeth, fairly common here.
  16. Sharks of SC

    Today's Massive Desori Mako!

    Hello Everyone! It's been a minute since I've had the pleasure of finding any fossils worth posting here, but I was lucky enough today to squeeze in a couple hours of hunting. I noticed several sets of footprints around my usual hunting site - others had picked through the material recently. Undeterred, I made my way along the river visually scouring every square inch of exposed grey-brown Oligocene formation and gravel. Im glad I stuck with it because I was rewarded with several nice (albeit small) teeth from the extinct mega-tooth white shark, Carcharocles angustidens as well as a slew
  17. First of all I will make it clear that I have no idea how to spell some of these names, I tried Google but it didn't understand what I was trying to say, so these are just guesses that sound about right. So my question is what are the different makos (by this I mean modern makos, hastalis, desori, and any others you can name) and how do identify them from each other? Thanks!
  18. ThePhysicist

    Mako juxtaposition

    From the album: Sharks

    The Mako tooth design hasn't changed much in ~ 30 million years. The left tooth is the modern species I. oxyrinchus, the right one is I. desori (from Charleston, SC, 2 1/8" slant, Oligocene). Some would say that I. desori is the same as the modern species.
  19. Made a recent trip to Aurora, North Carolina to fossil hunt the Pungo River formation. These are the Megalodon, Giant White, and Mako teeth I found. Also the last pic shows the nicest tiger and sand tiger shark teeth I found. Not shown are several hundred identifiable whale and dolphins bones of decent quality, including intact vertebrae (atlas, axis, thoracic, lumbar, and caudal all found, some with processes), ribs, jaw bones, flipper bones (carpals and phalanges), sperm whale and dolphin teeth. Also found amber, petrified wood, Trionyx turtle shell, crab claws, and much more.
  20. Mako or Meg fragments? Found in the peace river at brownville park. Ruler and cute bunny(happy Easter!) for size.
  21. Frightmares

    Casey Key, FL Finds

    Took a day trip down to Casey Key, FL near Venice Beach. Found lots of small shark and ray teeth and some really nice shells.
  22. Have made several trips, lots of teeth (mostly small and broken), but have done better than usual on cow shark. Nothing particularly dramatic. A few interesting things will post ater for ID. Generally mostly sand tiger per usual (and a few at top left not clear what they are to me). Not as many with cusps, some sites were gravel and shell bit holes; a long rough history of washing in the sand perhaps. Highlights (second) some verts, bunch of angel shark teeth, lots of drum teeth, a few sand tiger parasymphysials, one pretty just over an inch mako, and three cow shark
  23. Pickings at the beaches are still slim lately (a few coprolite burrows), and I haven't been out as much as I would like. Here are some of my findings from my last four trips or so to the fresh water creek I hunt. There is at least one weird thing that I will probably post in the ID section; not sure it's a fossil, could be part of a leaf or an arthropod, looks fragile. My prizes are a 2"+ mako (blade is in good shape, root is there but rough) and another cow shark tooth (I thought I counted 7 points but not clear in the photo. Several angel shark and drum teeth. A few rough teeth, bon
  24. I have 2 fossil Mako teeth labeled as Carcharodon hastalis in my collection, and I'm now questioning the correct designation for them. The other two classifications I am referring to are: Cosmopolitodus hastalis Isurus hastalis How should I label them correctly?
  25. jpip

    Peace River Trip

    Hello All, After being to busy to make it to the peace river for about a year and a half I was finally able to make it onto the river. Certainly the best trip I have been able to manage thus far. A buddy and I hit the river around 7 and didn't get off till 8 at night. The water seemed to be at a decent enough height, although we were only able to find a 2 decent gravel beds, we managed to pull some pretty good finds. My buddy did much better than I did he got the perfect megs. I think Ive got two mammal predator and a
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