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Found 7 results

  1. Rapp Creek and Beach hunting

    Out of action for a bit, but figured a good time to post what I have been collecting since coming back from Singapore summer of 2018. Starting with sandtiger shark teeth, since they are the most common here. Really like the little hook cusps which I seldom see on both sides on the biggest teeth. Cusps are most prominent (but often nubs) on the lateral(?) medium sized wider, root teeth. Symphyseal teeth are not that rare (wish they were cowshark!); often I think one is a split tooth until I examine it carefully; the roots are distinctive. The small teeth may include a few that are not sandtiger, but I'm thinking since they are most common, many of the non-descript small teeth probably are sandtiger. Scale shown for all the teeth in first photo is in cm.
  2. rapp creek hunting

    Yesterday was warm here (75 F=~24 C), but rainy and extremely windy. The spring peepers (early frogs were out and noisy!) About 45 F this morning (7C), and less windy, so decided to take a chance on trees and limbs falling. The little creek was up and difficult to get into the spot I wanted to hunt (I got soaked and cold as it is), so I just tried a mixture of old and new 'holes'. Was expecting the water to be much warmer, but must be spring fed, extremely cold. The scud (tiny freshwater shrimp) are breeding and are everywhere, salamanders as well. Saw one big green frog and a box turtle (hopefully they'll survive the freeze tomorrow). Screening near a hole with raccoon tracks came up with four crawfish claw points. Not so good on the shark teeth, mostly small and broken (and lost two of three angel shark teeth I found). The yellow sand shark tooth was not well fossilized; the roots were intact, but completely crumbled in the bucket. As usual when slow, picked up lots of stuff that will probably end up in my driveway. Decided to try one last spot (mostly dug out) where I used to find cow shark teeth, and my first scoop of sand and gravel yielded a nice cow shark tooth with root! Made the trip. Hopefully the water will drop eventually and I can dig in flooded spots.
  3. Rapp beach hunting

    Headed to the beach hoping the weatherman was right and could get to the edge of the shells piled at the shoreline just out of reach. The wind was predicted from the SW, but was calm then switched to the NE, and the tide stopped falling. The temperature stayed about 5 degrees lower than predicted as well. Couldn't get to the line of shells where I expected the bigger teeth should be, but with the wind causing a slow wash, teeth started appearing and I got a good variety, colorful and in good shape, though no big ones (and no cowshark, think I lost one in the wash). Will post the whale vertebra tomorrow after it dries. Weather is supposed to be warm tomorrow, may try another beach.
  4. Show me your Sassy Sandtiger

    I figured that while we are on a show me your sharkteeth kick, why not show some of our specail sandtiger teeth The poor sandtiger hardly gets any press, but they can still be a nice addition to any collection. Here is my absolute favorite. It is another Brownies beach special. When I found it in the surf it was a dark black/grey color. But when it dried out I got a blue/tan mottled blade with a brown root. Also the root is kind of oversized for the blade. It has some wicked cusps as well.
  5. 2 Identifications for Sharks

    I met a friend near Arcadia on Tuesday. He gave me a Sand Tiger he had just found. A couple of questions: How many different species are called Sand Tiger? How many of those existed in Florida? What is the proper scientific name for this 1.4 inch Sand Tiger? I was slightly confused and wanted to share my acquisition of this very nice tooth... I was out today and found a small shark tooth (along with lots of other stuff) that I have never found before. I use a 1/4 inch screen and this tooth dangled over the river.. I was lucky to catch it as it fell... So , which shark, which position.... Is this tooth complete???
  6. 026

    From the album 2012/13 Discoveries

    A lil' something I made with some of my finds
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