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Megalodon Teeth From Yesterday And Today

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I keep trying to post more but do not seem to get to it. Near the end of my dive yesterday I found a spot that was exposed. I could tell I had been there before but a lot of new fossils had been exposed. In the last fifteen minutes I found these four Megalodon teeth. The largest is about 5-1/4".

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Today I went back and had a better dive than I have had in a long time. I found several Megalodon Teeth including a couple of 5" teeth. There were also a lot of Mako teeth there. The front center one is 3-1/8". I need to try to get back later in the week.

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Edited by megateeth

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Life 42

Wow! I would love to get certified to dive. What could be better finding fossils and diving at the same time.

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Tarheel59

WOW megateeth....Almost speechelss and such preservation too. Between your posts and those of Mike and Life yall make the rest of us teeth hunters seem like rookies..For yall seem to find the most sought after teeth out there and in amazing quatities too...Thanks for sharing.... Regards Tarheel/Jeff

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SC Joe

Nice haul there Megateeth!

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tracer

i'm of the opinion that there were times in the past when swimming in the ocean was possibly dangerous.

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MikeDOTB

Wow great haul, and those makos are fantastic. Way to finish strong on that drive with four screamers! Those four megs are awesome! I really need to get certified and start hitting a few rivers.

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flyersfan805

Arr...just practicing for first mate. Check! Ready to go when you are ;)

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megateeth

Thanks everyone. It was a lot of fun picking up all of those teeth. I got a video camera that I want to try out as soon as I get a little visibility. I am hoping by Wednesday I may be able to try it.

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sixgill pete

AWESOME!! As usual you amaze me with your finds. That big mako is fantastic.

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megateeth

i'm of the opinion that there were times in the past when swimming in the ocean was possibly dangerous.

I think about that a lot.

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PrehistoricFlorida

Great finds Bill!!

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slickflint

I have to put finding one of those on my bucket list. Do you have to have a permit to pick fossils up out of Florida rivers, I had heard from someone one time that you do. Beautiful teeth.

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THobern

Could I see a photo of those two hubble megs? Cheers.

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Lloyd

I have to put finding one of those on my bucket list. Do you have to have a permit to pick fossils up out of Florida rivers, I had heard from someone one time that you do. Beautiful teeth.

Yes and No. Shark teeth and invertebrates are unregulated but a permit is required to collect more than a certain amount of vertebrate fossils in a year. The permit is available online and is, I believe, still only $5 and comes with a requirement that your vertebrate finds are reported <which I believe to be a good thing as it helps build the statistical database for research>. I don't know what that "certain amount" in a year is now, but back when I lived in Florida it was a 5 gallon bucket worth; even if you are like me, and don't find a 5 gallon bucket of vertebrate material in a decade, I still wouldn't hit the river without it because - for only $5 - you can legally take that huge mammoth tusk or skull you just happen to trip over on your way from one gravel deposit to the next.

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Lloyd

Nice haul. 3 big Meg's in two days... pretty sweet.

Note to self: time to finally get certified to dive....

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slickflint

Thanks for the info, yes I agree that a 5 dollar permit is well worth the investment. Good Hunting.

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hokiehunter

Great makos and megs. Congrats. Are you specifically targeting the smaller makos now or do you normally just not bother to post them? I only ask because this is the first post I have seen of yours with lots of smaller (less then 2.5 or 3") mako teeth.

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megateeth

Great makos and megs. Congrats. Are you specifically targeting the smaller makos now or do you normally just not bother to post them? I only ask because this is the first post I have seen of yours with lots of smaller (less then 2.5 or 3") mako teeth.

I always pick up everything I can find. I usually have absolute zero visibility and I only find what I feel. The smaller ones are hard to feel. This week because of the slow current and cold water the visibility was a few inches so i could see the smaller makos.

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megateeth

Could I see a photo of those two hubble megs? Cheers.

I will try to do that. I separated them already so I need to figure out where they are.

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obsessed1

Awesome finds as usual from you. It amazes me that you can keep going back time after time and still haul in the huge amounts of teeth that you do!

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gwbh

Astounding as always, congrats on the finds.

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MikeD

Wow, Bill! A fantastic haul this time!

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slickflint

I always wondered about the same as obsessed1, until you think about it.

The past millions of years these sea creatures have been dying and most of there teeth are about all that is left of perhaps hundreds of millions if not billions of sharks.

That has helped me put some perspective on how many are found.

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