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We are having a blast talking shark evolution at the Gateway Science Museum. There are several activities including shark tooth ID, a science experiment involving buoyancy and our evolution station. We call it the Shark Takeover and we do it several times a year. This time we have the microscope out and are showing off our early shark micros !!!! So so much fun
I am seeking some information and advice from the shark experts and enthusiasts on TFF. I have been quietly looking into expanding the Permian shark material we have for education programs. Currently we have some cool Orthacanthus teeth, a partial Orthacanthus spine, and a Helodus tooth from Oklahoma. I also attempted to add some marine shark stuff to the freshwater stuff. We got some micro fossils from Kansas but that proved to be thin on shark fossils. A partial tooth and a few denticles that are too small to have much impact on the kids we teach was all we got out of that. Given the enormous impact the Great Dying had on marine ecosystems I know it is going to be tough to add material. This does work in our favor as the gap in shark material does provide a visual for the kids as they can literally see there is just way less material in our programs from that point. That is not a bad thing but I believe that we should be able to track at least one, maybe two marine species from the Permian. As I have started searching I have found absolutely nothing except the freshwater stuff from Texas and Oklahoma. Zilch, zero, nothing, nada. I expected it to be difficult but not impossible. I could not even find any posts on the forum about Permian shark fossils so I am pretty much flying blind. I found little research on it too but still I have it in my head that I can track something down. I thought creating a post about it might shed some light on this for me as it has with other topics. Is it even possible to find marine shark fossils from the Permian on the market? I would image most of what is found ends up being studied. I know the Oceans of Kansas website has some reference material about Kansas sharks but has anybody ever seen material on the market ? Is looking across the pond toward Europe a possible road to go? I have had excellent success with Jurassic shark stuff from Europe so it occurred to me that maybe there are Permian teeth out there as well. Are there freshwater sharks outside of the few we have that may be an option? Basically if you know anything about Permian shark fossils, please feel free to give us your opinions. One of the best parts of being on the forum is getting to pick the brains of the very knowledgeable people here so all comments are invited. Thank you in advance for any and all help
Ryann10006 posted a topic in Member CollectionsHello everyone, I'd like to share my extreme budget collection of megs for the US as requested, I've have been collecting shark teeth and other for a little over a year and a half now on a budget and have been surprised by what I was able to get a hold of so far. Condition doesn't bother me hence the budget but I have been able to find some megs from from interesting locations over the short period of time I've been collecting with a little bit of luck. I estimate I spent no more than $1,100 in total for this small collection. Tag me if there's any teeth you'd like to take a closer look at. In order: 1) Ace Basin, Ashepoo River SC 2) Lee Creek, Aurora, NC 3) Ocean teeth likely from offshore SC 4) Georgia??? 5) 7 inch+ meg fragment likely from offshore SC 6) Virginia Red Site (repaired) 7) Georgia??? 8) Virginia 9) St. Mary's??? 10) Georgia??? (repaired) 11) Summerville 12) Ocean teeth likely from offshore SC 13) St. Mary's Last photo: 6inch+ Calvert Cliffs, Maryland (restored) I'll do bone valleys for part 3 sometime soon! @ynot @WhodamanHD @snolly50 @sixgill pete