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The Chesapeake Group has at least 16 different species of otoliths (from bony fish) that fossilized. I still have at least a thousand otoliths left to sort. So far I only have five different species (I think). I have already searched over a thousand otoliths in material brought back in just four trips to this middle Miocene (Calvert formation) site. Here are pictures of the five. If I find any additional species I will post them. 1. Micromesistius cognatus (a genus of cods) 2. Trisopterus sculptus (a genus of cods) 3. Genyonemus sp. (a croaker) 4. Pogonias sp. (a black drum fish) 5. Sciaenops sp. (a red drum fish)
Hi everyone! My girlfriend and I are going to attempt another trip to Calvert Cliffs next weekend. We would love to find a megalodon tooth or vertebrate fossil. We have hip wader and are thinking about going to the Matoaka Beach Cabins and walking north. We were thinking of going a few feet into the water, where larger material has been sorted, and using a sand scooper. For you seasoned experts out there, does this seem like the way to go? I would love any advice! Thanks, Peter