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Found 144 results

  1. Carcharocles megalodon (Agassiz 1843)

    From the album Pisces

    5cm. at the base. 4cm. high at the tip. Posterior Miocene Found at Sharktooth Hill, Kern County, California Thanks to Tony (ynot) for this one.
  2. Worn meg/great white

    Hi, I found this tooth in Florida Miocene Polk county. There are serration impressions on it but I don’t know you can see them from the pics.
  3. Sharks tooth ID: A Meg and a ????

    I know there is one for sure Meg... what is the smaller one??!! These are from central Florida.
  4. Meg or otodus

    All I was told is this tooth was from England, it looks like an otodus to me , which is most likely as they are a lot more common than English megs and it matches the colours of London clay also I can’t see any serrations
  5. Peace River visit

    Back to the River for another adventure. Luckily I am just an hour away on a nice straight route with little traffic. As I started out yesterday there was a really bad fog layer causing visibility to be extremely limited. I had the fog lights and low beams on in the jeep and kept the speed down to 10 mph below the speed limit. I have been hit by deer and have seen several on the trip in the past. Didn't want to risk a wild life encounter enroute to the river. After getting about half way there the fog lifted and I was back to normal visibility until I got to Rte 17 when I drove into another fog bank. I was happy to see it lifted on arrival at the river at about 8 am. Launched the kayak and headed to my latest hunting spot with the intent to make this a quality over quantity day. I promised myself I would leave all small and/or partial shark teeth to the river gods and only take home real "keepers". With this in mind I figured I would have a much lighter bag of goodies for the ride home. As I got into the river and started digging every so often I caught the odor of sweet soap or almost a perfume. This was so pronounced a few times I looked around to see if someone was approaching and reeking of perfume. I also saw my gator buddy up on his sandy spot soon after my arrival which was unusual. I kept on digging and the first keeper I pulled up was a pond turtle Nuccal Scute. It was a nice find and a little spooky as I had just been looking at one on a prior posting by @Shellseeker the night before. I was pulling up lots of small and partial shark teeth and tossing them when I found a couple of nice Hemis and partial megs. About an hour in a young family came by in a canoe and after exchanging greetings and talking about the water depth the dad said it was weird the water was so cloudy. He then asked if I thought the phosphate mine had made a release into the river. A bell went off about the smell - could this have been some kind of cleanser added to a release from the phosphate mine? Could that also be why my friendly gator was out of the water early in the morning? Do any of our Florida members know of this odor being associated with a release into the river by the phosphate mine group? Anyway, the day continued with the river gods being kind and helping out with my quality over quantity desire. The rest of the day turned up more nice Hemis, some deer teeth, a worn glyptodont scute, half a Tapir tooth crown, puffer fish mouth plate, and three partial verts. Also got a partial gator tooth and one item that may be a tooth or a claw. I'll have to research that last one and post further pics if I need help with an ID. The largest vert, I stepped on and was able to just reach down and lift it out. Some photos of the best of the day below: This is the one I am not sure about as tooth or possibly claw:
  6. Hello, can anyone help me to understand if this tooth is original, a copy or restored?
  7. Just got an offer for this 5 Megs. Do they look suspicious? I don`t have any experience with Megs from this location. Thanks
  8. Bayfront Park 01/25/20

    Me and a friend spent a couple hour searching and a little sifting and left with over 100 teeth! Here are the best from the trip, a couple of makos, a hand full of nice tigers, two bronze whaler?, two cow sharks, and a baby posterior megalodon tooth!
  9. Seminole County fossil hunting

    I’m new to fossil hunting, any suggestions on areas around Seminole County Fl, any advice would be appreciated .
  10. Decided I needed to get to the Peace River today due to negative weather heading this way. Cold front bringing rain in tomorrow night that will probably raise the river above searchable levels for several days. Temp was 55 degrees on arrival with an expected high of 80. Put the wet suit on and was glad I did. Water level was down a few inches from my last trip but the current was still moving pretty fast. Got to my target site at about 8:30 am and dug/sifted for 3 hours with very little luck. I only came up with a hand full of small shark teeth, 2 gator teeth and a small caliber bullet. Taking a break at 12:30 I was contemplating calling it a day or heading down river to find a new site. Luckily, I decided to stay in the same general area. Opted to try a past spot that had good results but had appeared to be emptied out on my last try. Due to the water level this meant climbing the bank and walking through tall grass for about 100 yards to circle back to the river at a spot where I could get back in. This is where the wetsuit actually paid off big. My past walks through the tall grass here had always resulted in getting bitten on the legs by red ants. No problem today! After getting back in the water I immediately started pulling up some small shark teeth and then a nice horse tooth came up. Things were looking up! In the next hour and a half I found a nice Megalodon, Alligator scute, Antler, large turtle shell piece, a nice Hemi, a bison (?) astragulus, and then best of all an 11"x3" piece of fossil Ivory! Sure glad I decided to make the trip today and stay in the same general area! Pictures of the highlighted finds below. I tried to get a close up of the Schreger lines on the ivory, hope you can see them.
  11. Holiday Hunt

    Headed back to the Peace River yesterday after a 17 day absence. Water level and flow were a bit higher than I would have liked due to recent rainfall. I just couldn't stay away any longer! When I started the journey to the river the weather was cool and partly cloudy. Half way there I ran into light rain and fog and began to worry I had made a bad choice to make the trip (rain prediction was 50%). When I got to the river I had to prep the kayak under cover as the rain was coming down heavily. It tapered off as I donned my wetsuit and I set out under cloudy skies. Had almost made it to my planned hunting spot when the skies opened again with a downpour that forced me to hug the bank and hide under some low branches. It stopped raining after about 10 minutes and I continued on. After beaching the kayak I made my usual bank inspection. I reached down at one point and pulled up a handful of gravel from a crevice between some roots. Discovered a nice 1" Tiger shark tooth in my hand to start the day! Worked the area for the rest of the morning and pulled up another four tigers and a 1 3/4" partial Meg along with several other misc teeth. At one point a very large vulture landed on a log in the river within 30' of where I was digging. It sat there for about 15 minutes. It was unusual for it to be so close, and made me wonder if it thought I was it's next meal! Later, after it had left I circled over near where it had been sitting to work the area and finally noticed what the vulture was really interested in. There was a dead alligator, about a 10 footer, wedged belly up under an adjacent log. The alligator was covered with flies and bloated so its true size was hard to determine, but I could see it had some big feet with huge claws! Needless to say, I moved a bit away from the area to continue digging. Came up with some mammoth teeth fragments and a vertebra in the afternoon. Vert is 2" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/2". I will post it separately in the Fossil ID section once I have better photos in hopes of a possible id. attached are photos of the best finds of the day. No photo of the alligator as I was afraid I would drop the phone in the river! It also was not very photogenic.
  12. Peace River Visit

    With the Christmas holiday fast approaching I decided on a trip to the Peace River yesterday to squeeze in one last visit before the holiday prep takes over all free time. The morning temperature was in the 50's and fog was present when I got in the car and headed out. The above photo was taken on CR 64 heading east between Bradenton and Wachula at 8:30am. Seeing this heavy fog al the way to Wachula had me a bit worried about what I would find on the river! I brought along my wetsuit due to the morning air temperature, but the forecast called for a high temp of 86 for the day. Getting to the river I was relieved to find the sun shining and no signs of any fog! The water flow was moderate and the depth had dropped to a very manageable level. As I got the kayak in the water seemed cold but not bad enough to don the wetsuit, especially with the expected rise in temperature for the day. Got up the river, beached the kayak and got out take my usual shoreline hunt prior to digging and sifting. Within a few minutes I found a 2" partial meg tooth sitting in about two inches of water on top of the limestone riverbank. Nice way to start the day! Spent the morning sifting and not having a lot of luck, one nice 1" hemi, a few small shark teeth, turtle shell and mammoth fragments found. The water was cold and about mid-day I got out to warm up. While standing in the sun on the riverbank near the kayak I looked down in the water and saw what looked like the top of a tooth root. Pulled it out and had a nice 1" Tiger shark tooth! I'm lucky I hadn't stepped on it getting out of the kayak earlier! Continued sifting through the afternoon as the temp rose and the day became very comfortable. Found another spot that was giving up small teeth where I will return on my next visit. Not a lot of variety found but still a good day on the river!
  13. Meg Toof

    https://www.thestate.com/news/local/article238068599.html
  14. Meg as possible Arrow/spear head ?

    Wanted to get member input as to the possibility of this Meg tooth having been altered by human intervention. I have had a preliminary exchange with @Shellseeker in which we both noticed some indication that the tooth may have been altered for use as an arrow/spear head. Shellseeker highlighted the points of interest and I have attached the edited photo here. There appears to be some work on the lower portion of the tooth to chip away at a point. On the upper portion it seems very symmetrical in order to prepare it for attachment to a spear/arrow. Any comments/input would be appreciated.
  15. DDMA (DREDGING DISPOSAL MANAGEMENT AREA)

    My question is below but here is a brief intro! Thank you all for the great insight into fossil hunting. I'm Josh, from Florida and have been hunting relics for about 5 years now (27yo), from metal detecting to surface hunting. Just a hobby that I do occasionally, mostly to learn about the history of our land and try to preserve it before it's all worn away. I find the research in hunting almost more fun than the actual craft. Although, it's tough here in FL to be caught "preserving history" .....give me a break. Anyways, i've been lucky enough to have a job as a Surveyor which has put me in places that I hate sometimes.... but also gives me access to pieces of land that a lot of hunters dream of in FL. I've been able to find old bottles, arrowheads, and relics at work without the hassle of getting permissions(that would be mostly impossible to get otherwise). So when i'm hunting on my time I always find it so hard to find places to do so freely. Anyways, enough about me. Here is my question regarding a potential megalodon tooth site, definitely shark tooth site. I've found some nice dredging in my area, with dredge disposal management area listed on the bid. It's accessible from what I can tell on the maps but labeled as "District-Owned" and overseen by General Contractor/Engineer. Has anyone hunted a site like this in Florida? It's essentially a dredge spoil island with management. If so, did you wait for the project to finish and come in after? Approach the site manager? Hunt it without permission? Thank you for any insight, it's greatly appreciated!
  16. Doing alright since I moved down to FL! No more dinosaur footprints down here, but there is an abundance of teeth!
  17. Back to the Peace River!

    Went back to the river yesterday inspite of the high gauge readings and strong discharge reports. The reports were spot on! The water level was visibly higher and the flow was really moving along. It was a tough pull to get the kayak up river to my favorite spot. I passed several new obstructions on the way, including a 25' to 30' palm tree, root ball included, sitting in the river where there was no sign of it last week. When I arrived at my intended dig spot the usual sandy shoreline I have been beaching the kayak on did not exist. I had to climb the bank and tie off the kayak to a tree to keep it from washing downstream. My usual easy walk to start digging was hampered by deep water. I decided to climb the bank to avoid taking an unwanted swim and to keep from having to climb over a couple of downed tree trunks. This proved a bad idea as there was deep grass, numerous holes and a deep gully in the way - kept thinking about gators and snakes hiding below. So, back to the water and a slow careful advance over the tree trunks and through the deep water. I managed to get there without taking a dunk! Last Friday I found my first partial Mastodon tooth in this spot. Yesterday, within 15 minutes of starting to dig another, bigger partial Mastodon tooth came up! This one was clinging to the side of the shovel with the shovel blade between the teeth. I nearly dropped it I was so surprised. Luckily I got it into the screen before it could take a dive back in. By way of comparison below is a picture of last weeks tooth with the one from yesterday. My time was limited yesterday, only could spend about 2 hours digging. In addition to the Mastodon partial I also found a nice meg and horse molar. All in all - Great Day!
  18. Land site near Venice FL Just the root was exposed. I wish I took a pic but I didn't think it was much when I pulled on it! It was like the sword in the Stone!!
  19. I got to do my first Meg Ledge trip yesterday. The weather was nasty on the “offshore” ledge, so we hit the “inshore” one. So ~25 miles out instead of ~40. All three dives were at ~100’. The attached pictures contain the haul from my final dive of the day. Almost got a 6” tooth. I’m curious to see how they look after they’ve been cleaned up.
  20. Hi there! I would like to know if this megalodon tooth is real or fake. My son says it's real due to all the damage on it, but I'm not so sure. The Seller says it's 5 and a half inches long and say the bought it at an estate sale in Texas. Thanks!
  21. First let me just say that my wife is awesome! Secondly, today is my birthday! My before mentioned awesome wife has surprised me with the purchase of a nice Megalodon tooth! It’s my first one! I had been recently talking about wanting to check out a website that deals in meg teeth and is run by a forum member. She took the liberty to check it out herself and correspond with the owner (since she knows nothing about fossils ) Unfortunately, due to some shipping issues it hasn’t arrived yet, but it should be here in the next few days. I was too excited to wait to share! Here is a picture from the website. I’ll post my own pics of the tooth as soon as it arrives. L1: 4.21" L2: 4.10" Width: 3.07"
  22. English Meg

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    Very water worn 59mm English Meg. Found at Bawdsey.
  23. English Meg

    From the album Suffolk Sharks Teeth

    Very water worn 59mm English Meg. Found at Bawdsey.
  24. How are fossils formed

    Going really basic here being new on the fossil game i wanted to know how a fossil gets created because i have read that the bone gets replaced by rock or sediments and they take its original form but if that's the case then we are not holding teeth, we are holding rocks in the form of teeth when holding a fossilized tooth for example. I don't really know so if someone could please explain to me if the fossil is actual tooth like it was back then or it becomes rock and the general process it would be much appreciated.
  25. So i have a small fossil collection and i want to learn how to study teeth and their anatomy the teeth i already have are from spinosaurus, mosasaur, carcharodontosaurus and megalodon if anyone could help me learn how to do it i would be really thankful. Thanks.
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