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  1. I found this bad boy today and wanted your opinion on it. I'm leaning Mako here, what do you think?
  2. 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 of smaller teeth. Then, just as I was ready to start hiking back to the car, I noticed the root of a VERY large mako tooth sticking out of the ground. When I pulled it up I was reminded of the sword in the stone..it just kept going and going. At a little over 2.8" it's one of the largest Isurus desori teeth I've ever personally seen. It's in great condition with exceptional color to boot. Thanks for taking a look and as always... Happy hunting! SOSC
  3. So these are the pics from my last 3 hunts on the Bay the Megs seem to be hiding from the heat but other than that i killed it. First pic is last thursday second pic is last sunday third pic is from today and 4th is a closeup of the cow
  4. So 2018 has been on a roller coaster of sorts. The east coast was hit with a prolonged cold snap to start the year which froze all the beaches up and most of the Chesapeake Bay too. So there was no hunting at all for the first week and a half of the year. The weather finally broke and i hit the beach i was luck enough to find a nice 2" meg/chub and the tripmaker was a pathological hubbell megalodon i was super stoked. Then the cold came back and once again the beaches froze right back up, so I was back off the beach again. The weather broke and all the ice went away and i hit the beach yesterday and killed it. Found the beautiful lower lateral meg that is just under 3.5", a couple nice makos, the 2 1/4' chub and a super sharp little meg. I also cleaned up on cetecean verts and chesapectens and an inner earbone it has been an up and down kind of month. Here is to a productive 2018. Hope everyone does well.
  5. After too many days of cold weather, we were determined to head out to the river during some spring time weather...we weren't prepared for what we found! Snow and ice was stacked up all over the place, for the most part I thought the trip was a bust but we decided to go for a hike anyway. After about a 1/4 mile, we saw some open water along the shore and headed for it...it wasn't much but we had about 600 yards of open beach and mostly open water...there was still some skim ice and slush but we at least could say that we were going to get to hunt a little. We weren't there 10 minutes until I heard a boat running around on the river, I thought to myself, "who is crazy enough to be out on the river with this much ice?" As I watched the boat, it turned and came towards me...yep, I knew who was as crazy as me to be out, it was @SailingAlongToo with some other legends out and about. Always a treat to run into him on the water and chatting a little bit, he was off acting as an ice breaker! LOL! After he left we got back to searching and lo and behold, we started to have some success. We were only wearing boots so I took the water since my boots are taller than my wife's, as I looked down I saw a beautiful site, a Mako! I have many that are much nicer than this one but this was my largest by far. A little while later I heard a squeal of delight from my wife, I looked back to see her holding up a small Meg. All-in all, it wasn't a huge haul today but it was nice to be out on the river again, I'm looing forward to when the ice melts away though I don't think it will be anytime soon. Working our way through the snow and ice. Something to search. My wife scores! Total haul Meg and Mako
  6. 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?
  7. 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?
  8. Calvert Cliffs Calendar

    So i mentioned I was going to do a Calvert Cliffs Annual calendar to highlight my best finds from each month. Well I took all the pics and sent it off to the printer they will be ready in a week. This way when i'm too old and senile to hunt anymore I will be able to flip through the old calendars to remember when things were found. So without further ado here is the first of many years to come!! JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER COVER
  9. Calvert Cliffs

    I live in Dallas and usually hunt the NSR. However, I had some airline miles and decided to fly to the Chesapeake Bay for the weekend. I probably could have waited for a chance to spend more time there, but eventually convinced myself it was a great way to end the year and told myself that I would find a Mako and Megalodon tooth. If I could do that, the trip would be worth it. I only had 24 hours there, but made the most of it. I'm at the airport now heading home, figured I would post my finds. Thanks to @paxhunter for the advice he gave me.
  10. Realized this while talking to a buddy who doesn't know much about FL fossils, since (almost) everyone can agree Cosmopolitodus/Carcharodon hastalis was much more related (I mean ancestral) to the modern great white rather than modern mako's, shouldn't we be calling them "white sharks" instead of "mako's"? By not saying "great" imo you clearly don't mean Carcharodon carcharias & iirc paleontologists only though they were ancestors of modern mako's because they had no serrations.. sorry if this is a rhetorical question, but I couldn't hold it in any longer.
  11. Carcharodon hastalis

    From the album Sharks and their prey ....

    Carcharodon hastalis Atacama Desert, Chile

    © Matthew Brett Rutland

  12. Isurus desori 01

    From the album Sharks and their prey ....

    Isurus desori Summerville, SC

    © Matthew Brett Rutland

  13. C. hastalis

    This broad tooth mako (or broad tooth white shark) is near the max size for its species. It is a massive tooth, that at first glance when found, made me think it was a meg. But just for a moment. Most C. hastalis found are 2" or less. Whether you call this Carcharodon or Cosmopolitodus it is a desirable tooth and is currently thought to be the ancestor of the Great White Shark; Carcharodon carcharias.
  14. Well i went out on the Pax today and the mud that has been covering the beach from the high tides a couple weeks ago is finally almost gone. I got to look at some material that has been buried under all that mud and came away with a 2" mako that as you can see was trying its best to hide from me and a bunch of other teeth too all in all not a bad trip!
  15. Hello again! I was just wondering if this tooth is a Carcharodon Hastalis Tooth. I found it at Brownie’s Beach as I was combing the beach. Thanks for the help.
  16. I visited a quarry in eastern North Carolina today that is not often hunted. It contains early Oligocene River bend Formation, Pliocene Yorktown Formation and a pebble Pleistocene lag. I managed to find a few Oligocene echinoids (Rhyncholampas gouldi newbernensis) and another unidentified to this point, echinoid from the River Bend Formation. Pictures of these will have to come after they get cleaned up. From the Yorktown Formation I found this gorgeous 3 and 1/4 inch Carcharodon hastalis; finally making the coveted 3" club. This is it on the tailgate of my truck, will post more pics later. and from the Pleistocene pebble lag I found this gorgeous leg bone. Complete and in stunning condition. Not sure if it is horse? camel? bison? I will take more pics tommorow of the identifying areas and post it in the ID forum. There was also an amazing 5 x 5 meg found in the Yorktown by another hunter (and forum member) hopefully he will post it.
  17. Calvert cliffs 10/6/17

    So the water levels were the lowest they have been since April. I walked in the heavy cobble that hasnt been visible in months and came away with a pretty good haul. Then the waves picked up and took away the visibility bad not a bad day at Calvert Cliffs!
  18. These first two fossils I picked up while hiking mountains in the negev desert in Israel. I think one of them is a sea shell with a barnacle on it. I'm not sure about the other tubular one. The final one is what I believe is some sort of mako.
  19. Isurus

    From the album Mitchu Fossils

    Found a bunch of teeth from this site but this is the only one that had most of the root intact
  20. New here to the forum and to fossil hunting. Found a few teeth over the past few weeks was hoping to get some help with identification and where to find more in the low country. Living in mount pleasant with access to a 23 foot bay boat as well as a few paddle boards. Would love to meet some great people with the same interests as myself and my wife. We would love to host some new friends on our boat for some hunting. If you are in the area and wouldn't mind the company of some newbs that are eager to learn and hunt send me a PM. We are looking forward to becoming knowledgeable on the area and meeting others that share our interests. I have attached a picture of a few of the things we found any help on ID would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  21. One Perfect Mako Later

    I was pointed to a land site from a guy at the beach and found some great stuff in about an hour. Thanks for sharing your spot! The meg was a heartbreaker! The whole lot
  22. Well the last few storms have not been kind to the fossil hunters of the Chesapeake Bay. The summer sand has really piled up over the past few weeks not to mention vibrio. I decided to venture out yesterday and I was luck enough to find it was calm and the water was clear enough that you could just barely see the bottom in knee deep water. Well I walked almost 3 miles in the water and i managed to sneak out one 2" meg dont know how many i walked over being unable to see but alas that is part of the game. I then met up with @VAfossilguy and got to show him the cliffs at Willows and found some nice stuff I always like showing people around if I can all in all it was a great day!
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