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Even though the tide sucks and it was difficult to get up early with dark cloudy skies, it is WARM (though the water lags behind), so I had to get out. The tide lines of shells had been spread out more evenly on the beach and I hoped to find stuff there. But first I walked the incoming tide with surprisingly little to show for it (three sand shark, one decent tiger shark and three shrimp coprolite burrows (still drying). Lots of small "whale bone" pieces. Also a flat piece with scales(?) almost painted with enamel, that is flaking off?? (I default always to turtle.) Walking the beaches I was disappointed; possibly the lack of sunshine and the black bits of leaves and wood just overwhelmed my teeth spotting abilities (i'm half blind). I decided to root around where I had found my half of a megalodon a few days ago, wishful thinking, and while no meg I found a nice 2" mako lying out in the open . Don't think it was there a few days ago. Hunted the rough stuff high on the beach hard but nothing else interesting. But the nice weather and mako and shrimp coprolites turned it into a decent two hour trip trip.
Went back to the beach twice after several days of north winds that should have pushed stuff on the beach. Was surprised that there was still snow on the ground away from the water. The surf was rougher both trips than I expected, lots of icy water in my boots both trips. Low tide was not that low (lunar? or need a decent south west wind?) The water was COLD and also cloudy, guessing stuff like shrimp coprolite "burrows" were further out; didn't find one on either trip. Highlight was today, found a nice cowshark tooth (but rootless), a broken cowshark tooth, and two almost one inch makos. Picked up more small "whale bone" than teeth each trip. Wind dropped at the end of the trip and I could have probably found more, but was tired and my feet were wet and cold, so gave it up.