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The second part of my trip finds ...

http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/topic/68391-teeth-and-more-from-antwerp

I was three times on a beach near Vlissingen, named "de kaloot" in the Netherlands.

Its a very good location for collectors because its not that used for tourism.

 

 

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You can only collect there at low tide. I found some shark teeth, ray teeth, some bones and some bivalves.

 

The shark teeth are normally very small and not that nice ... :)
 

Here is my whole haul:

 

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The best tooth is this 2.8 cm long shark tooth (Please help to id this find):

 

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Another smaller tooth with a lenght of 1 cm is this one:

I am not sure with the ID ...

 

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If you want i can take more detailed picture of the shark teeth ...

 

I also found some bivalves like this three Glycymeris:

 

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A rare find was this Pectenid: (5 cm long)

 

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In contrast to the location in Antwerp i only found one bone: (13 cm long)
 

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Last but not least ... another good find:

 

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A big fish vertebra with a size of 4.5 cm !

 

Thanks for viewing ! Hope you enjoy :)

 

 

 

 

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JohnBrewer

I love the huge fish vert. Just back from The Netherlands for a holiday but I was on strict instructions that even the word 'fossil' wasn't to be mentioned. Actually it wasn't that bad but it was a surprise special birthday trip for my wife so fossils were out. Next time I hope to have a root about and meet Olof and others from The Netherlands. 

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Troodon

Beautiful shore.  So where is the exposure that is producing these teeth and other materials 

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4 minutes ago, JohnBrewer said:

I love the huge fish vert. Just back from The Netherlands for a holiday but I was on strict instructions that even the word 'fossil' wasn't to be mentioned. Actually it wasn't that bad but it was a surprise special birthday trip for my wife so fossils were out. Next time I hope to have a root about and meet Olof and others from The Netherlands. 

Too bad that you couldnt search fossils :) But the nature is also very nice ... ;)
 

3 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Beautiful shore.  So where is the exposure that is producing these teeth and other materials 

Thanks Troodon. 

The fossil material comes from the base of the Westerschelde. The Westerschelde cuts through layers from the Pleistocene , Pliocene , Miocene to Oligocene .

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Troodon

Thanks,  so that exposure is out in the north sea on the sea floor.  Collecting get better after storms?

 

Your first tooth looks like a lower mako, Cosmopolitodus sp.

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Guguita2104

Beautiful fossils, as always !
I think the 1st tooth came from a Mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), but this is just a wild guess.
Regards,
 

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22 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Thanks,  so that exposure is out in the north sea on the sea floor.  Collecting get better after storms?

Yes ... too bad that there wasn't storms before I collect there ;)

I can't find the image now but ludwigia found very nice bivalves there during hard working tides ...

 

20 minutes ago, Guguita said:

Beautiful fossils, as always !
I think the 1st tooth came from a Mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), but this is just a wild guess.
Regards,
 

Thanks for the Id guguita :dinothumb:

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Khyssa

The sharks teeth may be broken and beach worn but the colors are beautiful.

 

Kara

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12 minutes ago, Khyssa said:

The sharks teeth may be broken and beach worn but the colors are beautiful.

 

Kara

Thanks Kara for the kind words !

I also love the color on the small one (Look at the root ! :) ).

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ynot

Looks like a nice place to collect, with a few good pieces.

Thanks for sharing.

 

Tony

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15 hours ago, ynot said:

Looks like a nice place to collect, with a few good pieces.

Thanks for sharing.

 

Tony

Yes its a very nice place ! Love to collect in a great evironment B)

Thanks Tony !

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