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Found 574 results

  1. Maryland shark tooth

    Hi, I was wondering what these two shark teeth are. Any ideas? They were found in Maryland at purse state park.
  2. Matoaka Beach, MD

    Had a quick hunt this morning at Matoaka. It got crowded quickly. Water was clear. All beaches are crowded now. Nice variety of teeth.
  3. Nanjemoy Trip 5/7/20

    First official post! Drove to Nanjemoy with my wife to shark tooth hunt for the day. Wewere the only people there when we arrived, usually it can be pretty packed with cars. Usually we find a lot of smaller teeth and a somewhat longer sand tigers. We found two of the otodus up at the high tide line within 15 minutes of each other after walking down the beach and were both really shocked and excited. Decided to stop and eat lunch and that’s when I found the biggest and by far the biggest we have ever found and in such great condition. Only the tip of the tooth was sticking out when I spotted it.
  4. Help with Potomac shark teeth IDs

    Hi, I made a few visits earlier this spring to the Potomac (Aquia formation) in Maryland and collected a bunch of shark teeth, most of which look like Striatolamia striata with quite a few likely Hypotodus verticalis as well. I'm hoping to confirm my IDs of a few potential Otodus obliquus and Cretalamna appendiculata teeth as well as get help identifying some others. The teeth in question are below--I'll include composite photos from different angles in reply posts. I've currently categorized teeth #1-3 as Otodus obliquus, #4-6 as Cretalamna appendiculata, and #9-14 as Hypotodus verticalis (based in part on the absence of striations). Teeth #7-8 look like something else to me--could they be Brachycarcharias lerichei? Thanks in advance for your help!
  5. Megalodon from my creek

    Scientific Name: Carcharocles megalodon Geologic Age: Miocene clay Location: Southern Maryland, USA Date: April 19, 2020 I love searching our creek for interesting finds. Last summer we started discovering large fossilized scallops. Then recently I started finding various shark teeth and ray plates. I was thrilled to reach down and pull up a megalodon from the creek for the first time. It is about 3.5 inches long, slightly longer on the other side. My parents helped me document this find here, it's our first time posting and we think this is the right place for the contest, if not, we are sorry!
  6. Douglas Point, MD

    Decided to go to Douglas Point to get my daughter out of the house even though I knew it would be muddy and the water would be high.
  7. I live in Howard County, Maryland. I understand lots of state parks have closed, but from the parks near my house, that doesn't look to mean people can't still hike the trails. They simply have to park elsewhere (because the state parking lots are closed off) and hike in. Is this an option anywhere in general Calvert County area or other good fossil (sharks teeth) hunting areas during this time? Perhaps even Purse Park area off of the Potomac River? Since we can all still go out to exercise (as long as we practice social distancing), I'm hoping doing a little shark tooth hunting will be an option while I have so much free time on my hands. Thanks!
  8. Got tired of being cooped up. I had to get out for a few hours.
  9. Calvert Cliffs Shells - Modern/Fossil

    Hi everyone, I would like to ask about some brownies beach shells and corals from a while back. I think the first 3 pics including the corals and Scaphopod are modern, but I want to make sure before I discard them. The last two pics seem like fossils - is there an ID? Thanks! Modern??: Fossil??:
  10. Before quarantine took effect, I had a chance to visit Purse State park. I normally frequent Brownie Beach, but the recent cliff collapse forced me to try some other spots. I was also interested in finding some much older fossils from the Paleocene formations along the Potomac. I found tons of turritella gastropod molds, and many smaller lamnid teeth. Some of the larger ones I found were pretty easy to identify as Striatolamia species, most likely S. macrota that had slight surface wear from being washed around in the Potomac. Most teeth from this location seem to be similarly eroded, and almost all my S. macrota specimens seem to be missing their telltale crown striations. I found some nice looking ones I found, all approximately an inch in length and with a hint of blue coloring. Towards the end of the trip I also stumbled upon a likely pathological lateral tooth, probably another Striatolamia. It definitely caught my eye, and I really liked the weird curvature of the crown. This one was about half an inch in length, and although it might not be easy to tell from the photo, it had a much stubbier tip that was not the result of chipping or erosion. Anyways, I just thought I'd share an interesting find from last month since I'm losing my mind in quarantine. It sucks not being able to go on hunts when the weather is so nice, but I hope everyone is staying safe.
  11. Anyone have a good guess on these teeth?

    These two fossils I picked up a few years back from Breezy Point Beach MD. I have a good handful of toothed whale/dolphin teeth from that particular beach, but the main thing that sets these two apart from the others is how big they are. I was wondering if they might possibly be from something other than a porpoise. The left one has a clear sign of it being broken, I tried to get a better image of the split in the third image. I understand if they're too damaged to get any definite identifications considering how broken they are. but if anyone has a good hunch I'd absolutely appreciate it.
  12. Shark Tooth

    Since I’m in lockdown, I’m going through old teeth. One small tooth in my Flag Pond, MD box had me stumped. I’m now leaning toward a small Galeocerno contortus. It is all black and hard to get a good picture.
  13. Trace Fossils from Miocene Potomac

    Hi, longtime lurker first time poster here. I was wondering if you guys can help me ID this concretion my family found years ago near Calvert. I believe it might be a trace fossil of some kind, possibly a burrow or tunnel. I have found similar types at Westmoreland State Park. I can upload pictures from different angles if needed. Any suggestions of what it could be?
  14. Last Day on the Potomac River

    Hi everyone, My son and I were lucky enough to get out in the Potomac before Maryland and Virginia issued stay-at-home orders. Guess our hunting is on hold for the time being. It was a beautiful spring day. The wind kicked up late and kind of nullified low tide, but quite enjoyable anyway. I though I’d share a few pictures. I included a closer shot of 2 types of teeth we had not found there before. They look more like Miocene finds from the Calvert Cliffs area. I also included what I think is a vertebra and a few interesting teeth from a trip last week.
  15. Potomac Paleocene Finds

    Hello, my son and I had a great time on the shores of the Potomac River in Maryland, USA yesterday. Found some nice shark teeth and also a few objects that may or not not be fossils. We’re hoping you could help. These two pieces were associated with the Paleocene Aquia formation 56-59 million years old. Here are 4 pictures of each of the two objects. #1 #2
  16. Douglas Point, MD

    I wanted to go to Flag Pond to search for teeth, it was closed. Then Matoaka, it was closed. Had to settle for Douglas Point, MD for just a few hours. Not too great there, the water was really high.
  17. Purse State Park 3-22-20

    I got to Purse a couple hours before low tide and got a good 5 and a half hours of searching. Managed to scrounge together over 1,000 teeth, most of them pretty small, a new personal best. I didn't find anything of significant size, but a handful of oddities/rarities. One such oddity was what looks like a Carcharhinus (Gray/Dusky Shark) of some sort. Perhaps some folks came to Purse following a hunt at Westmoreland or some other place and a tooth slipped out of their bag. This is a first for me. I found a worn down palaeocarcharodon with some nice dark blue coloration, some crocodile teeth, among other things. I found a neat little fossil of some sort that I can't identify, it's about 0.8 mm in diameter. Images: https://imgur.com/gallery/d0qdUxU
  18. Purse State Park 3/20/20

    Hello all! Yesterday I took my girlfriend’s family out to Purse SP to go fossil hunting alongside my sister and me. We spent nearly 4 hours predominantly beach combing looking for any teeth and other fossils. At the end of the day, my sister and I had found our first crocodile tooth and a Pygmy white shark tooth in rough condition. We also found a few other decent shark teeth (identification would be appreciated) seen to the left of the coin. Side note: I am nearly certain that the fossil to the left of the croc tooth is a piece of a crab claw for anyone wondering.
  19. Jaekelotodus or Paleohypotodus

    Curious to know the ID on these teeth. They were found some time ago in Maryland from a Paleocene location and both are about 3/4" long. I was initially thinking they might be Jaekelotodus robustus, but not 100% sure because Paleohypotodus rutoti looks a little similar. Unfortunately elasmo.com doesn't have any examples of Maryland specimens of J. robustus for comparison. Your thoughts?
  20. Unknown Fossil--Please help identify

    I found this fossil several years ago while I was looking for shark teeth along the bank of the Potomac. The exposed cliffs in the area are part of the Nanjemoy formation, and the fossils I find are usually Miocene or Eocene. I have no idea what this fossil is (Maybe a tooth?). I figured that I would finally get around to posting this in hopes that someone on this forum can help identify it for me. More pictures available upon request. Thanks, Christopher
  21. 1st trip to Flag Pond

    Had a blast at Flag Ponds yesterday. Weather was great. Met up with @Searcher78 and had fun as always. Enjoy the pics. Hemis
  22. Flag Pond, MD

    A few nice finds at Flag Pond today. The weather was nice.
  23. Hello all! These finds showcase some coral, chesapectan fossils, shark teeth, and more. Also, this is the first time I came across a “complete”, yet very much battered, chesapectan fossil. I went with 2 others and spent around 6 hours. Thank you for reading. - Timmy
  24. Douglas Point, MD

    Got here at sunrise and walked by a bunch of turkeys. I expected them on the ground, not in the trees.
  25. Had the beach to myself yesterday and had a great morning! Two and a half hour of all surface finds, no sifting. One of the best crocs I’ve seen from Douglas definitely made my week!