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  1. What is a Hubbell Megalodon?

    Here’s my fossil question this week: Every now and then people speak of “Hubbell Megalodons” or “Hubbell-type Megalodons”, and everyone seem to know what that means. Maybe I’m the only one, but I have no clue what that is. Can y’all enlighten me on the subject? I know Hubbell is a world renowned collector of shark fossils, and I assume he first found or recognized these type of Megalodon teeth? Pictures, explainations, literature are all welcome and encouraged.
  2. East Coast fossil road trip

    Hello! Later this year I'm planning on moving from Florida back to New England. I was hoping to make the voyage into an interesting road trip... I've heard of several places in the Eastern half of the US where you can dig your own fossils. I know that there are some places in Georgia and the Carolinas that are good to find Megalodon teeth, and some places in the northern US that are good for finding trilobites... I'm up for anything interesting and was looking for suggestions on exact places, tour companies, people, anything that you can offer that might extend my collection on the trip!
  3. Suwannee River hints?

    Hi friends! I just recently moved from Gainesville to Lake City, and have been reading about fossiling in the area... Seems like the Suwannee River makes for some pretty good finds. I don't scuba or have a kayak, I was wondering if anyone might be able to give me some hints about exact places to go on the river to access some more shallow beds for places that I could wade and sift. Particular Bridges, stretches, Etc. It doesn't seem like the topic has come up in quite a few years. Thanks in advance!
  4. Baby Carcharodon megalodon Tooth?

    Is this actually a tooth from a baby Carcharodon megalodon, or is it something else?
  5. So to make up for the rain yesterday i walked all day today. I went sharks tooth hunting in the morning and found a huge sand tiger and a nice posterior meg, then a buddy of mine who lives down south was nice enough to ask me if I wanted to hunt down his way. So i scrambled off the beach and headed south. Well I was lucky enough to find a bunch of my FAVORITE fossil the ecphora!!! I was also able to collect a bunch of shell for mom not to shabby!!!
  6. So I decided to venture outside of my comfort zone of Calvert Cliffs and head over to the Potomac at Purse State park. Low tide was right around 5pm so i decided to head over around 1 and walk for a while. I figured that since I was going late in the day that I would have lots of company on the beach. Well I was wrong on on having company on the beach and on the amount of time I would need to preform a good search. I got to the parking lot and empty I quickly got on my gear and made the mile hike down to the beach. I was very happy to see that there were no footprints anywhere the water was low and super calm. I decided to head to the north first and was very happy to find 2 crocodile teeth because not many are found at my normal stomping grounds. I then decided to fill up a bag of shells for mom because she loves shells and there was an abundance at this beach. I then turned my attention to the south and was rewarded with a pristine otodus and a nice paraorthacodus clarkii a nice cretolamna and some other fantastic teeth my knowledge of the paleocene is not as it is on the miocene. Well i walked all the way to the point when i noticed the sun starting to disappear and realized i still had a 1/2 mile walk back to the trail and another mile back to my truck. I could have spent another 4 hours searching well i will know better for next time. I have also included my past couple of trips along the cliffs my best finds from over there were a couple of stunning ecphoras, a few megalodons, and a hadrodelphis that is my first all in all february has been treating me very well.
  7. Meg Tip Restoration

    I hope you all enjoy! Here is a tip restoration I did for @scubapro67.
  8. This tooth is the biggest tooth I have seen come out of Cuba, it is a huge primary tooth. I will have to get Matty Swilp to restore the tooth when it arrives.
  9. Possible Megalodon Tooth ?

    Hi again guys, I have another of my fossils to show you, I am putting them all in this topic as I am a complete amateur at this and dont want to make a wally of myself mis-identifying something. I bought this from my same friend a decade or two ago, its not the best example but it didnt cost me much at the time and I thought it was impressive, the stand another friend made for me and I want to get a name plate put on this one also. I bought it thinking it might be a Megalodon shark tooth, no idea which corner of the world it came from, I actually thought the grey might of been painted on at first until I took close up photos of it. So experts out there, I have a few questions for you, Is it a Megalodon tooth or another species of shark, And what it the current and correct latin name for this shark as I read somewhere a while ago that there was some debate about its ancestory and there was two latin names kicking around Which of these latin names should I use or would you use, And finally anything else of interest you could tell me about my tooth from looking at my pics, Cheers in advance Bronson
  10. A Multiple Meg Day for the Mrs.

    I'm a little late in posting this but, I'm finally getting around to it. Last weekend, Mrs.SA2 and I took the dogs for another walk with our good buddy Mel (of Phatfossils.com), since much of the ice has melted or moved on. It was a great day for some exercise with the forecast showing sunny, high around 55-60F, an offshore breeze and lower than normal water levels. As an added plus, we had very clear water meaning we could walk in water between our knees and waist and still see the bottom pretty well. That is, if you like 32-35F water on your lower body. Some may remember from last post about walking in cold/icy water that Mrs.SA2's feet got cold (numb was the word she used.) Being the wonderful hubby that I am, I went online to my favorite "major supplier of all things ever needed", and ordered her a couple pair of 1mm neoprene socks that have fleece inner layers. She tried them out on last Saturday's trip. More on her opinion and comments later. As we started our walk on the waxing tide, (not preferred, but it is VA in late January & we certainly aren't greedy enough to complain about any day we get on a river fossil hunting this time of year), we were all amazed at how clear, calm and low the water was. If you had the opportunity to pick all of the variables for a day of fossil hunting in VA in January, this day shaped up to be everything we would have requested. Wasn't long before we found a few small to medium size teeth. Not long after that, Mel started finding whale vertebrae in thigh - waist deep water. We kept finding whale verts ALL day long. I think we ended up finding over 35 with about 25 of them being in nice shape and the other 10 being so-so with various amounts cleaved off along the long axis. Mrs.SA2 was walking in knee deep water, trying out her new neoprene socks and was the first to spy a tooth bigger than 1", scoring a nice, reddish hastalis. Not to be outdone, Mel had to go big with another hastalis. It's a little worn but it's a big 'un. All this time, i'm walking along the tide line picking up small - medium teeth listening to the Mrs. and Mel talk about how much they both can "feel" the megs calling them. I'm pretty sure I heard a few comments about how small my teeth were compared to theirs at this point, but I'm not sure. About that time, Mrs.SA2 decides she wants to find the 1st meg of the day and pops this up out of the water. A little on the small side, but its cute and "a megs a meg." And of course, Mel has to answer right back with this b-e-a-u-t-y of a hastalis! I'm pretty sure he could still have shaved his arm hair with those edges. Here are both of his monsters side by side. A little further down the beach (and a few more comments about my small teeth later), Mrs.SA2 spots a double. Notice how close the dog came to stepping on it and burying it in the sand. This now makes her 2nd meg in 1 day, albeit this one is on the smaller side too, but again, "a megs a meg." She looked at me, smiled and said "I'm not done yet." I just put my head down and kept walking, as it appears at this point that I've become the dog walker and the chauffeur for the day. And, I swear, I heard Mel giggling in the background. I knew better than to ask her how she went from collecting in thigh - knee deep water to collecting on the beach, directly in front of me. Nothing good was going to come from any response I made. As we kept going along, true to her previous statement about not being done yet, Mrs.SA2 found another meg, again on the smaller side, but it was her 3rd meg of the day and 5th in 1 week. Now, I'm positive I heard snickers and giggles coming from Mel's direction this time. By then, it was getting embarrassing for me cause Mel had the 2 monster hastalis and had picked up 2 megs and another decent sized hastais to go with them. Talk about a handful! So, Mel too now has a multiple meg day, meaning everyone but me has megs (plural). By now its well past lunch time and I'm getting hungry so i sat down on a log and ate my chicken salad sandwich. Mel, the Mrs. and the dogs kept walking a bit further. After my sandwich, I felt better and was done sulking and I wandered around where I had been sitting. Lucky for me, I found a few decent teeth. I was hoping for a meg, even a small one, but that didn't happen, but at least I got a few nice specimens. (Sorry Ray, @aerogrower the Mrs. had the scale cube with her.) I'll finish up with the rest in the next post.
  11. Meg-tastic Day

    Hello all! So, I recently took a trip to the Aurora Fossil museum in NC. I hunted for some teeth while there, and truly enjoyed the exhibits as well. I found nearly a 3 inch fragment of a meg. The main reason I was there, however, was because I was told that to get my little meg Identified for certain, I needed to get it looked at in person. So I took it there asking for an ID by Dr. George, the fossil museum educator and I was finally given the 100% certain thumbs up that my little tooth was from a megalodon and they were kind enough to give me a little case to put it in. I also found lots of other teeth too! Check it out sometime, it’s awesome there.
  12. Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and new to collecting shark teeth. I moved to Jacksonville in 2016 for school and have mainly spent my time fishing and learning the fishing spots. However, since I study sharks and heard about Jacksonville having some good beaches for collecting shark teeth, I figured I would give it a go. I started collecting about two weeks ago and have already found about 25+ teeth. I have been finding mainly sand tiger or extremely small teeth from lemons or hammerheads or bulls. The small teeth are much harder to ID even with my knowledge of all the extant coastal sharks I have. Anyways, as anyone new to anything I want to keep progressing and finding new and better fossils. Also, like everyone looking for shark teeth I want to find a megalodon tooth. I have been online nearly every day trying to research where to go and when to go and so far the best teeth I have found is an almost complete tiger and a half of a white tooth(I believe but not totally sure cuz its split right down the middle). Any tips or tricks into finding bigger and more complete teeth would be greatly appreciated!!! My main question for anyone in the area reading this would be do you have to dig for Meg teeth or can you find them on the surface? I have a kayak and I went out today to Quarantine Island? off Dames Point and all I found was a tiny maybe bull? and another sand tiger. From reading posts on the forum there are clearly megs in and around Jax, but I honestly have no clue where to start looking and I feel like a chicken with my head cut off looking for these things. So far I have seen the recurring theme is to go to the dredge spoil islands which is where I went today and was a near bust. I know I'm very new and probably expecting too much out of just starting out, but I would feel a lot better if I read some recent reports of finding megs in Jacksonville. Everything on this forum for Jax seems like it was written years ago. Sorry to go on and on and thanks for anyone that can help!
  13. 2 megs in 2 days!!

    I posted photos of Mrs.SA2's 1st meg of the new year on @RCW3D's Potomac River post from 1/20/18. Today, @MarcoSr, Mrs.SA2 and I wanted to try some hunting in the sun today instead of the feet freezing water and ice we had yesterday, so we went to a place we knew would have all day sun. When we put the boat in there wasn't any ice on our side of the river and only a little bit on the beach. Weather forecast was mid-60s and mostly sunny, perfect for late January in VA/MD. We motored to our planned starting point and started walking. Unfortunately, we immediately found lots (and I do mean A LOT) of footprints all over the beach. We kept on going and found a few teeth to start. Being out with MarcoSr is always a great time because I learn so much and have great conversations about stratigraphy. Here is my 1st tooth of the day, it's right at 1 inch, but ensured we didnt get skunked on the day. The rest of the day consisted of a few small teeth found plus a lot more footprints along the beach. At least it was sunny and warm. Didn't take an hour for us all to come out of a couple of layers of clothing. As we got a couple of hours past low tide, Mrs.SA2 did it again, and found her 2nd megalodon in as many days. She brushed a few leaves away from the gravel/cobble and there it was, in all its glory. I'm surprised she let me get a couple of photos before she grabbed it. Once we got a couple hours after low tide, the wind changed directions and picked up in intensity. Neither of these things were forecast and it started pushing the ice from the other side of the river, towards us. Didn't take long and there was large ice flow pinching us off from getting back to the ramp and I had to do some serious navigating to get around / through it. @RCW3D would have been proud as we once again plowed ice, and this ice was much thicker than yesterday. Some of it was 6-8 inches thick and obviously, we avoided that and chose our way through the thinner, slushy stuff. Here is a photo of the ice flow on our side of the river causing us to motor out to the middle to try and get around it. Good thing MarcoSr and Mrs.SA2 trust my boating skills. Here is the boat ramp after we pulled the boat out. Remember, there was NO ice there or anywhere near us when we launched. I busted up and pushed all the ice around the ramp with the boat so we could pull out. The dark spot in the middle of the right side of the photo is a full size duck blind that got ripped off its posts and carried away by the ice. Here is a photo of "our" side of the river after the ice flow moved in on us. The ramp is at the white building on the right side. (Don't worry folks, there are several other boat ramps within a 20 minute boat ride that we could tie up to and go get the truck and trailer.) Cheers, SA2 and Mrs.SA2
  14. Help needed to identify these shark teeth. Responses are appreciated. Thx.
  15. Help needed to identify these fossils

    Help needed to identify these ammonites and shark teeth. Thanks.
  16. 67F5C56F-EE78-46AB-A68A-6479AF499A44.jpeg

    From the album Shark teeth and associated fossils from Antwerp, Belgium

    My smallers megalodon from Antwerp, Belgium
  17. Hello everyone, I've had an idea for a while now to write and illustrate a guide on the fossil shark species of SC and how to find their remains. I really am not sure where I would like to begin, but my brainstorming process apparently involves a certain amount of doodling. These pages represent studies for how I might like certain parts of the guide to look, though all text will be typed in the final product. I am looking for any feedback - critique of the artwork, topics you'd like to see covered, additional information, etc., etc. enjoy! Here's a page that started for a mock-up for the specific species Hemipristis serra. I also drew a representation of Isurus desori on the bottom... A page dedicated to Carcharocles/Otodus megalodon (as I imagine him) And a portion of a simple tooth guide (not really sure how to incorporate this yet) - And thats most of what I've got so far. What do ya'll think?
  18. I wanted to show you all my best personal finds so far. About two years ago I found a complete, beautiful megalodon on an active construction site in the Belgian Antwerp Area. Finds like this are extremely rare and seldom found in one piece.
  19. AntWerpen

    Hey im new! Im going on a trip to Antwerpen soon and my goal is to find Megalodon teeth/shark teeth. BUT i dont know where in Antwerpen i should hunt. Can you guys give me a tip or something helpfull?
  20. Florida meg collection

    Just wanted to post a pic of my current display worthy megs. All from Florida and all except one little posterior which was mislabeled as a tiger and I couldn’t pass up for 1$ are personal finds lol. A mix of dive, land and creek finds and quite a few years in the making. Not as big as some folks in the Carolinas regularly find, a “big” tooth to me is 3 inches plus but the colors of bone valley sure do make for a nice display
  21. Bulk Megalodon Teeth

    Hello, I have been fixing Megalodon shark teeth for a little while now and I was wondering if anyone knew of someone that has a lot of big broken Megalodon teeth for sale. I have checked on eBay but everyone there is a little expensive. Thanks for any help
  22. Shark tooth ID please

    Hi! I was wondering if anyone would be able to help identify a shark tooth I have. I assumed it was a megalodon but it doesn’t look like the others I have. It also feels thicker and a bit heavier than some of the meg teeth of similar size. I hope these pictures are clear enough. If any more are needed let me know and I will take more. thanks in advance for all the help!!
  23. Added three new teeth in recent times to my collection of exotic meg teeth, I'd like to share since there,s not to many images from these localities out there, the photos maybe in shabby quality because I pulled them directly from my Instagram page to save time. 1) This partial tip of a meg was found in the Chiba prefecture of Japan! Acquiring this, even just a fragment was a real pain in the butt as megs from Japan are extremely scare. 2) Even though its not a Meg of course but still being the closest ancestor, this 3.1inch chubutensis tooth was found at a land site in Lecce, Italy with gorgeous color! 3) This tooth measuring 4.1 inches came from new site in Bangkalan City, Java, Indonesia. A majority of the megs here were found with absolutely terrible preservation so this one is one of the best out of the bunch! A few more pics of these teeth can be found on their posts on my page at https://www.instagram.com/nyislandfossils/ if its ok to post this here.
  24. Hello all! I'm wondering, if there are any fossil sites in the UK with fossil shark teeth. I know in UK there are tons of places with ammonites, but what about shark teeth? As long as it's shark teeth, I want to find it. But if there's megalodon teeth in UK, I'd spend days looking for one. Any ideas where to find shark teeth in UK? Thanks for all replies!
  25. Some shark teeth ID

    Today, my package arrived. A pile of 1000 shark teeth have arrived and there are some Megalodon teeth and some Makos and Angustiden and some tiger shark teeth. But I have a few I am not sure about. Is this a Megalodon tooth? I have no information about where these are found but could this be a Angustiden or even a chubutensis?