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Found 533 results

  1. Mystery Big Tooth(?)

    Also found on a shingle beach in South Suffolk, five or six months ago. I was delighted, and spent hours googling herbivores with the idea that it had to be something huge, but nothing fit. Is it not a tooth after all?
  2. I found this about 3 years ago along the South Suffolk coastline (in the UK) that meets the North Sea, where the Doggerland sank about ten thousand years ago, give or take. Based on googling, I believe it could be a fox leg bone, but if I'm wrong, please let me know! (Also, if these pictures don't meet spec, please let me know that too.) It's hollow inside, as far as I can see with a flashlight, and it narrows as well, but it's hard to photograph that. This is probably where a ligament would wrap around? Thank you in advance to everyone for help and corrections!
  3. Irish Beach find

    Hello, I am looking to see if anyone can give their opinion on what this fossil is created from, I come across many fossils in areas i go looking for them but have not come across anything looking like this. It is approx 230mm in width from left to right in this picture and 200mm in height from top to bottom. Cant give photos from the back etc as it is on top of a large boulder. Hope it is something that jumps out for someone. Eoin.
  4. Tooth ID

    Tooth identification needed for two separate finds. Found in Southport, NC (Brunswick County) near the Cape Fear inlet. Common place for bones too wash ashore. Teeth are a new find. Pictures below. Thanks!
  5. Need help with ID

    Happy New Year everyone! I found this little fossil while walking the Neptune Beach, FL. The piece is small, 15mm x 10mm x 2mm and has two lines of somewhat evenly spaced round holes/indents? that dont go completely through it. I did the best I could with the pictures and hopefully it is going to be enough to ID it. As always, thank you for your help!
  6. Capitola Beach, CA finds

    I recently went to Capitola beach for the first time. I found three of what I believe are cetacean fossils but I am very new to paleontology so I am not quite sure. These were found right on the beach under cliffs in the Purisima Formation. The images are quite large so I will post them in the comments Here is #1
  7. I found this at low tide on Manasota Key, Florida. We've collected shark teeth and other small fossils here for years, but this is a mystery for us! When we first picked it up at the high water line, it was black, but dried to a lighter gray over the course of a week. I asked locals and got guesses from a tortoise shell (it seems too thick?) to a megladon tooth (the v in the center is pointing the wrong direction, I think). The pictures are FRONT - Height & Width (with ruler), BACK view (no ruler), right edge showing holes and front , left side (with ruler) showing thickness. The gray color is accurate, the brown color is not- I used a flash on those photos to show the ruler.
  8. Englewood Florida Beach Fossil IDs

    Hello! This is my first post, so I'll try to get all the details right. I would love to get better at ID'ing the items we pick up on our trips to Englewood Florida. Here are some of the more interesting ones we have picked up over the past few days. These were found in Stump Pass and on the private beach section by our condo just adjacent. They were all either just washed up or rolling around in the waves. Some could totally be just rocks, but they looked cool to me! Item 1 (pictures 1-3) Item 2 (pictures 4-6) Item 3 (pictures 7-9) Item 4 (pictures 10-12) Item 5 (pictures 13-15) Item 6 (pictures 16-17)
  9. 1st tooth off NJ beach!

    Went out fishing to make a few last casts for the year and found my 1st shark tooth off New Jersey beach today! Small guy but my 1st off the beach!! Nor’easter few days ago moved a lot of sand around. Anyone care to help identify, and possible age?
  10. Florida vertebra find help

    My daughter found this vertebra on the beach today while we were looking for shark teeth (at Mikler Beach, just north of St Augustine). Any ideas on a more specific attribution? Thanks!
  11. Hello, I found this piece on a beach in west Kerry Ireland. It is on what I believe to be a piece of limestone and I am wondering if it is an actual fossil or just a crystalline structure in the rock and if it’s a fossil which one would it be? Thank You
  12. So how can i date the age of fossil rocks found on beaches? And can i locate what formation it came from?
  13. Fossil hunting at beaches

    So i fossil hunt mostly in beaches. Where the rocks and fossils are from denmark. Im in sweden but how can i date the rocks? When i dont know what formation they came from? And i have found sea urchins and crinoid stars. But can i also find teeth and bones? Mostly of the rocks are from the cretaceous. If i should look for teeth and bones should i look around the loose rocks for loose teeth and bones? Or in rocks? How does fossil bones look like when the water has worn them? Is there any chance of even finding teeth? Sorry for the newbie questions
  14. Rock, Fossil, or Both?

    Found this over the weekend at Caspersen Beach. Grabbed my attention immediately with the beautiful color and design. Not sure that any fossils stood out, but maybe I'm looking at it wrong or just focusing on the wrong areas.
  15. Plethora of Beach fossils ;)

    Found in South Texas 1. 2. and 3. are the ones I need help on. I have a few ideas but my main specialty isnt vert bearing critters.
  16. thought i would post yesterdays find

    walking along the beach yesterday i was pleasantly surprised to find this
  17. Fossil hunting after rainfall

    Yesterday we had heavy rainfall in Charleston. Rainfall is of course one of the natural elements that erodes the material surrounding fossils. We know that some fossils become exposed to the earths surface due to rain. In Charleston, good areas to search after a hard rain are shores, river edges, creeks, gravel beds, and excavation sites. Dredge piles are also good search areas. There is a particular area on Folly Beach which has a significant amount of dredge material. It would be a good area to search today or tomorrow at low tide. I suggest you search here between 10am and 2pm (low tide). There is no guarantee one will find fossils but you will not find them if you do not get out and look. Happy hunting! Click here for map of dredge location
  18. Stone or fossil ?

    Hi, Found this at a Belgian beach and am curious about it's origin as it has this circular structure and what looks like a crust on top. First glance it looked maybe bony, but it could just be rock. Was hoping to get some specialist feedback.
  19. Is this anything ?

    Is this anything? Found on new england Beach in Massachusetts
  20. An imprint of dinosaur underwear?

    Hullo everyone. This was picked up on a beach in East Ruston, Norfolk, UK. The parent rock is flint, I think, as is most of the rock on that beach. The rock carries a textured feature in a hollow. I didn't have anything other than that 18mm (~3/4 inch) 5p coin for scale. The feature appears to be mineral. It can be chipped out with a blade and the fragments are gritty. It's probably humdrum but I'd like to understand what I've found so thanks to everyone for looking.
  21. Here is a jaw with two teeth. The entire length of the jaw is about 6.25 inches. The teeth are about 11/16 and 12/16 long and the largest about 9/16 wide at the widest place. They were found on a Florida beach near Fort Pierce. Don't know what the animal would be. Thanks for all the great help.
  22. Here is a brief report from one of our latest forays into Calvert County, MD. The well-known stretch of shoreline along the western Chesapeake Bay is loaded with Miocene fossils, with the Calvert, St. Mary's, and Choptank formations progressively exposed along a ~24 mile stretch of beach and cliffs. We found an Airbnb in Lusby, MD which was not too far from Matoaka Lodges, which seemed the best bet since the nearly 2 mile walk to the beaches at Calvert Cliffs State Park is impractical for our family at this time. Covid-19 and Maryland's onerous private land regulations can make it tough if not impossible to access some of the other municipal beaches along the coast. For example, Brownies Beach, Dares Beach, Cove Point, and Flag Pond are all restricted in some way to town or county residents only. Matoaka Lodges however will grant day-pass access for a small fee, and the beach is from my experience very diverse and productive in its fossils. We spent a total of 5 hours there, employing an 1/8" sieve and also simply walking the surf line. The largest tooth pictured here actually washed up at my feet as I was surreptitiously bending over at the same time. Most of the rest were found with the sieve. Most of these are shark or sting ray teeth and a few turtle shells plus some of the smaller items I could not identify. A local told me that porpoise teeth can be found there also. This lot comprises the smallest fossils found; in addition to these (mostly) teeth and shell fragments were found a large and diverse sample of vertebrate fragments, corals, miscellaneous other fossils (snails, mollusks, etc.) which I will post in the follow-up report to this one. Having spent some time at some of the other sites along Calvert Cliffs this summer, I would say based on the diversity, number of fossils, and time spent collecting, that Matoaka is definitely worth the return trip.
  23. Trip from corolla beach, NC

    Ok so to start off with this, I’m going to post my finds from a recent trip to the outer banks of North Carolina. I was very disappointed to be going to this location at first, because I had no idea of its fossil significance. I wanted to go further down south where the sharks teeth get huge, but the cases further down for Covid 19 were very high and I didn’t want to risk catching the virus so the whole group (who were all my neighbors) decided to head here instead. The first day on the beach, I found a lot of fish fossils (including those vertebrae’s) but it was the second day that was the best. I came across a canine jaw! With the teeth still inside it. It was just sitting in the gravel where I searched for shark teeth and I was so happy of my find because I knew it was something good. As the days went on, I kept finding more evidence of land mammal fossils here, including an astragalus, a scute for a mammal of some sort, crab fragments, fish bone, and a lot more! I have to say, in my years of collecting North Carolina I’ve never come across such an abundance of land mammal fossils in one week. The one question I have, however, is if there is any way you guys could help me identify the species of the jaw? I tried to look for fossil formations off shore but I can’t find any links leading to what this came from. I tried looking at land mammal fauna’s of N.C. but it pulled up nothing. Is there any way to get a specific ID on this jaw?
  24. Claw or Something Else?

    Just found on a beach near Jensen Florida. About one inch long. Looks like maybe a claw, but I'm not sure. Maybe crab? Thanks much.
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