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  1. Purse State Park

    Hello, I was thinking of taking my kids to Purse State Park in Maryland in the coming week while the weather is still this warm, but I have not been there before and was wondering if jellyfish are as much of an issue when the water is warm as is the case in the Chesapeake Bay and places like Brownies Beach. I know very little about the Potomac and the water type and whether it is brackish enough to support jellyfish, hence my question :) Last thing I want is for a family outing looking for shark teeth to go south due to some floating menaces. Looking forward to getting to this location and sharing the finds with the forum. Thanks, Matt
  2. Can someone help me identify these

    Can anybody please help me identify these? I have found several fossilized teeth before, these seem to be teeth, but I'm not sure. Normally the root and crown are disernable, but this seems to be almost the same. It also seems as if there is a worn serration on the root. The crown tip also has a slight indentation. They were found on the gulf coast of Florida, in Panama City beach. Thanks for your help!
  3. Hi everyone, I've put this post in the Fossil ID area as I think it is a suitable place for it. I'm in the process of identifying 1000s of Moroccan sand tiger teeth and I've been accumulating all the information I could find. There is no one piece of literature that does it all. I hope to update this through time and get feedback from those more knowledgeable than myself that all the information is correct. Let me know if I have made a mistake and I will correct it. I hope this will be a useful resource for everyone. First, here is Arambourg 1952: http://hybodus.free.fr/maroc/Arambourg%20%20&%20alii%20Vert%E9br%E9s%20fossiles%20des%20gisements%20de%20 (Copy and paste into your browser) Now, there have been a few revisions since 1952. Here is what I could find: Name in Arambourg 1952 New valid name (if applicable) O. whitei Arambourg, 1952 Striatolamia whitei (Arambourg, 1952) O. macrota premut. striata (Winkler) 1874 Striatolamia macrota (Agassiz, 1843) O. robusta var. africana Arambourg, 1952 Carcharias robustus africanus (Arambourg, 1952) O. hopei s./sp. atlantica Arambourg, 1952 O. koerti (Stromer) 1910 Brachycarcharias koerti (Stromer, 1910) O. tingitana Arambourg, 1952 Carcharias tingitana (Arambourg, 1952) O. speyeri Dart. et Casier, 1943 O. substriata Stromer, 1910 Carcharias substriatus (Stromer, 1910) O. substriata mut. atlasi Arambourg, 1952 Brachycarcharias atlasi (Arambourg, 1952) O. vincenti (Woodward) 1899 Brachycarcharias lerichei (Casier, 1946) O. winkleri Lerice 1905 Note that O. stands for Odontaspis. If the space in the "new valid name" column is blank, then the name in Arambourg 1952 is still valid.
  4. Hurricane Irma

    Would love to know what these are in the first photo.. found on Venice beach in Sarasota, FL. Hurricane Irma stirred the water up quite a bit, wish I had found more.
  5. James River Weekend - VA

    Mrs. SA2, @MikeR & I guided a trip for 12 along the lower James River in Virginia this weekend. Started out with very iffy weather Saturday morning with 2 foot swells and white caps from an unfriendly westerly wind. She and I were both quite busy tending our boats even when on the beach so we didn't get many photos. Mike was busy helping the folks with IDs and stratigraphy, so he didn't get many either. There were some taken though. Later in the day we did find a very nice, large Eastover Formation slough (upper Miocene). @Fossil-Hound Mrs. SA2 said she "had the feeling" as we approached in the boats. Not to disappoint, the slough produced at least 10 Ecphora between the different members of the group, most were whole or almost whole. @Daleksec still has hold of the lucky horseshoe and found about 6 foot of whale jaw. (After initial inspections last night it appears to be 3 foot of both sides of the lower jaw / mandible. Lots of further work is required.) I will post more photos of Saturday in next couple days. Today was much nicer on the river and we hunted a section of beach with the Rushmere Member of the Yorktown Formation (Upper Pliocene) in the bottom 2 - 3 feet of the cliff. It's very shelly and it too produced large #s of Ecphora. @Fossil-Hound, I'm not exaggerating when I say the group got over 20 on the day, cause I found Mrs. SA2 7 by myself, she found a couple, @Daleksec had 4 or 5 and other members of the group had some too. Here is a photo of my 1st of today, lying there waiting to pose with 2 of @aerogrower's custom scale cube. We were testing out the metric one to make sure Ray put some magic in it. Here is a photo showing the Rushmere Member exposure at the base of the cliff. We had about 600 yards of exposure today. Paleo pick for scale. Here is a photo of my last Ecphora of the day. @Fossil-Hound, calm down. YES, it really is "that big!" @MikeR can vouch for it, he saw it and photographed it, with his brand new metric scale from @aerogrower. Obviously, I have some prep work ahead of me. Speaking of the world famous @MikeR, ladies and gentlemen - here he is coming back to the boat with his bucket of trophies after a few hours in the sun! One of the nicest, most knowledgeable guys you would ever want to meet. I'll post photos of all of Mrs. SA2'S Ecphora from the weekend, @Daleksec's jaw and his gorgeous ~2 inch hastalis with red hues in the next few days. Gorgeous tooth! Cheers, SA2
  6. Hello 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
  7. ,Last week I enjoyed my holidays in the Netherlands. The weather was not too bad and sometimes even sunny ! I also visited many locations where I searched for fossils. For example I was in Antwerp, in Nieuwvliet and also at the "Zwarte Polder". Beside those locations I collected some nice shark teeth at the beaches near Cadzand. The fossils come mainly from the Miocene, Pliocene until the Pleistocene. I want to show you my finds from the last day which was the most successful hunting day there ! I spent almost the whole day at a beach near Cadzand and found some beautiful and big shark teeth ! Here is a picture of the beach: Can you find the tooth? Some of the bigger ones: A nice 4 cm long Isurus Oxynchus(?): Unknow tooth with a nice root: (3 cm long) This specimen is a bit worn ... And the find of the day !! My biggest tooth until now Its about 4.6 cm long and it should be a Isurus escheri or? I will post some more pictures in the next days ! Hope you enjoyed the pictures
  8. I live in South Carolina and was wondering if anyone knows of any good locations to find fossils or shark teeth here. I've heard that Summerville has some good spots but I haven't been able to find any specific locations. If anyone could help me out I would appreciate it. Thanks
  9. Great hot day on POC

    Sister called and asked to take my son for the day and my wife said she had things to do so I took that as my cue to head out to the creek. I really wanted to hit the North Sulphur with all the rain and missed my chance Friday morning with the water still being a bit high for my taste, but I didn't have that kind of time. My wish list for the day consisted of any artifact and a new type of Ptychodus from the bucket list. I headed to a spot I have only hit a couple of times and after working my way down through all of the muck from the flooding, I finally hit a gravel bar. The first bar provided a couple of broken Cretodus and one small Ptychodus. There were absolutely no foot prints in the fresh deep mud so I was excited to work my way downstream. I was a little disappointed after the first half hour and only a few broken teeth but as I worked my way downstream it improved. Found several nice P. whipplei and then a very cool point, a scraper, and a very nice what I am guessing is a plesiosaur tooth (which I have in the ID forum). Not on the list but one I would gladly add if I had known it was a possibility. Found some bison teeth and lots of bone as well as one very nice Cretodus lateral tooth. I really wanted to stay longer but had to make it back home for my "curfew". Overall a good two hours and I am sure the best was left behind. Thanks for looking.
  10. Ralph Johnson of MAPS and Bill Shankle of DVPS and I filled in for Carl Mehling of AMNH in NYC to lead a trip of a AMNH sponsored trip to Ramanessin brook this past Thrusday . At first we became concerned when the bus had not arrived on time and Ralph and I went looking for them just in case they were parked at the other school down the road and when we came back we noticed a yellow school bus parked at the other end of the lot and I mentioned to him they the bus looked empty or that they maybe all little people and when we got closer we noticed that they were all middle school kids all 23 of them.....we were not expecting a bus load of kids ....Ohhh Boyyyy. No wonder Carl couldn't make it......LOL Good thing we had a bunch of extra screens and shovels with us. At first they didn't find much and the kids started to lose interest so I started grabbing the screens and filled them up and set them on the gravel bars and told them to start looking threw them and soon after they started finding teeth and before you know it most of them were finding fossils and I couldn't keep up with the demand for new loads of screens filled with the stream matrix All in all we had a great time...I know I did. I even found a nice Ischyodus Bifurcatus
  11. Took the wife to our college town of Athens Ga for several days last week to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Since I have an addiction to shark tooth hunting I set her up with a day at the spa and proceeded to drive 4 hours each way with a good friend for a shark tooth hunt on Friday. Got a taxi haul out to the dredge spoil island from Bull River Marina down there. Fourth time I've used them. They are great and I highly recommend them if you're in the area. Had some good luck. Found my first "large" meg. If I'm measuring correctly it's almost 4 1/4 inches. No great in situ pics. I was so excited I picked it up and started dancing around like a little girl. A bit later I was going over some large granite rip rap and fell, striking my knee on an oyster covered rock, and laid my knee open. Required some minor surgery to clean out, remove some oyster shell, debride some dead tissue, and do a two layer closure Still can't bend my knee much, it hurts like a SOB . . .but worth it to find a meg. My buddy found four to five 1 inch to 1.5 inch makos and great whites. Between the two of us a four hour hunt yielded about 200 total teeth, some bone fragments, a vert or two, and what I think is a fossilized deer tooth with the root intact. Finally, when our charter boat picked us up he was doing a booze cruise ride around for nine 20 something women in bikinis on a bachelorette party. Made for a nice view on the way back in!
  12. Summerville location help

    Hey guys, im new to fossil hunting/collecting. I live SC and have been to Onslow beach in NC and have found some nice teeth but it is pretty far away and I can't go that often. I've heard that Summerville SC has good locations for finding teeth but I'm not that familiar with the area. If anyone could help and give me any tips or pointers I would greatly appreciate it, thank you.
  13. Hello everyone, I'd like to share my extreme budget collection of exotic megs/shark teeth so far, I've have been collecting shark teeth and other for a little over a year and a half now on an extremely tight 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. Locations include Puerto Rico, Cuba, Japan, Hawaii, Morocco, Mexico, Peru, and The Phillipines. I estimate I spent no more than $430 in total for this small collection. Anyone else out there with extreme budget rare finds especially shark teeth (or from generally exotic locations), feel free to share and I'd love to see! In order of pictures: 1) Two megs and a hemi from Isabella, Puerto Rico 2) meg from Hawaii (Restored) 3) great white from Japan 4) meg from Morocco 5) meg from Cuba (unfortunately stuck on a wood plate but still a lovely display piece) 6) meg from the Phillipines 7) cubutensis from Peru 8) 2 Makos from Mexico 9 & 10) Heavily and horribly restored 5.9 inch Chilean meg (funny story with this one had an even worse restoration on it with made it look no different from a replica, was suspicious and bought it and when attempting a horrible derestoration process and a few slight touch ups of my own a large chilean meg was hiding under the mess, still needs a tad bit of work but I still love I was able to snag a large one cheap in this day and age ) @WhodamanHD Here we go uploaded !
  14. Hi Everyone, I have read lots of articles and blurbs from ebay sellers talking about how they find significantly less megalodon teeth than they used to and how the prices have skyrocketed. Do you guys think that this will continue, and that this would make megalodon teeth a good investment of money if I held onto my teeth and sold them say 10-20 years down the line? It should be noted that these are not complete teeth, but are 3/4 complete. I am struggling to decide whether to sell my teeth off now or not. Thanks, Matt
  15. Brand new to the forum, but learned about Post Oak Creek from you guys, so figured I'd share some of my finds from the two trips I've made out there so far. Not pictured are ptychodus teeth and various bone and/or shell fragments. If you wouldn't mind, I would like some help identifying some of the non-shark teeth as well as one shark tooth in particular. Those will be directly below this in the thread due to size limits. Thanks in advance! Ps. for those who aren't local, Post Oak Creek is in Sherman, TX and cuts through a Cretaceous (?) formation. First, here's a shark tooth that was particular thick and blunt. Not sure how to ID it...
  16. Does anybody recognize this? I'm guessing a dermal denticle, but the elongated shape is unusual to me. Other microfauna in the matrix includes shark(cladodont) teeth, fish teeth, gastropods, goniatites, crinoid and echinoid plates and spines, ostracods, brachiopods, bryozoan, and conodonts. For scale field of view= ~1cm. Magnification 20X Magnification 40X
  17. Hello all, I recently received some megalodon teeth from Puerto Rico, the other one is ok but this one was found in fragments and held together by tape. I am wondering what will be a good way to repair the fragments for now, would super glue be ok to use or is there something else I should use? Since its from a rare locality I want to stabilize it as best as I can before I decide or not to fully repair it.
  18. Perfect Potomac Sunday

    I went back to Douglas Point on Sunday, 8/13/17. A beautiful, sunny Maryland day. If you have never hiked this trail before, use bug spray & carry a stick to clear spider webs. I usually go around them when I can, but not everyone wants to go off the trail, so be prepared. I found around 10 teeth in 2 hours, including the ones in the photo. I do not know what species the tooth in the middle is from. Overall, good hunting. Didn't have to dig for any of the teeth this time, just worked the shoreline. The long tooth in the photo is my longest so far & the one in the middle is the widest so far. I did not find any other fossils or questionable items this time, just teeth. I hope to go back again this upcoming Sunday.
  19. What’s beneath the black water? Divers reveal the secrets of the Waccamaw River. by Audrey Hudson, Sun News, Myrtle Beach, August 1, 2017 http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article164796732.html Yours, Paul H.
  20. Bone valley teeth

    I recently got some bone valley matrix (thanks @joshuajbelanger) and over my first search I found these, and I am horrid at identifying shark teeth, do you all know what they are? They are all around one millimeter in size. Thanks!
  21. Hey Hi Folks, Had a discussion with @MeargleSchmeargl about the definition of the term "lightning streak (strike, mark)", as referred to sharks teeth. I would like to get the opinion of the members on this one, just for clarification. @Shellseeker, @sharktoothhunter, @MarcoSr, @siteseer, @Northern Sharks, @Sacha, @caldigger, @digit, @isurus90064, @NSRhunter, @sixgill pete, @squali, @njfossilhunter, @Al Dente, @frankh8147, @jcbshark, @John Hamilton, @fossilselachian, @Auspex, @Fossildude19, @Boesse, @Paleoc, @Troodon @obsessed1, (if I missed anyone please feel free to tag them. if I missed You please feel free to reply.) The question is -- What are lightning strikes (streaks, marks) as applied to shark teeth? Thanks Y'all! Tony
  22. Hello everyone. I stumbled upon this forum when I was looking to try to identify some shark teeth that I have found when I was vacationing last summer ('16 -- North Myrtle Beach) and this summer ('17 -- Surfside Beach, SC ... south of n. myrtle & myrtle). Found the black ones in the sand, by the water, the really white ones, I found in the softer, dry sand. I'm hoping someone will be able to help me identify some of these, that way I know exactly what i've found. Thanks in advance 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 2017 ^ Surfside Beach, SC 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 2016 ^ -- North Myrtle Beach, SC
  23. Work has me in Exton, Downingtown this coming week. I was wondering if there are any accessible sites that I a FL boy could find something Older or Different than Shark's Teeth or Miocene era fossils. I'd love to find a bug or fern frond but if all you have is Shark teeth I'm happy to hunt for those too.... Thanks in advance, Kevin
  24. I was able to spend a couple of hours out on the river today after work, nothing spectacular but I enjoy every chance I get to play in the water. I went to an area that I haven't been to since last fall, it amazed me to see how much things had changed in that time period. I ran into a box turtle on my way down to the river, love seeing these dudes. On my way back out I had to wade past a bush and got startled when a 3 foot water snake took off out of the bush. My box turtle buddy. Total haul Some of the better ones My favorite from today, love the curve.
  25. Megalodon?

    I think this is a megalodon fragment, but I'd like to get confirmation because I'm new to shark teeth fossils and not very knowledgeable. It was found in North Topsail Beach, NC.