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Calvert Cliffs Bayfront Park 6/10/17

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Had a really fun short trip this morning to Calvert Cliffs. The tide was especially high and I didn't expect many people to be there due to this fact and upon arrival noticed only a few cars. Then I noticed a group of teenagers surrounding the gate with green shirts that said, "Beach Patrol." It was a weird scene. There where a bunch of tennage girls all on their phones and the teenage boy says, "It's $18 to pass." I only had $9. Luckily he let me in but it seems like a ridiculous price to pay to get beach access. Had a good trip and found more cow shark teeth than all my other trips combined. Not sure why. Cow shark teeth aren't as rare as a Meg or Chub but they aren't that easy to find. See below.

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Horseshoe crabs moving in the surf. Almost stepped on them.

 

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Very high tide at 7:00 am. I was out there with four others.

 

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Excellent camouflage for a moth on the Choptank Formation.

 

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Starting things off right by finding this Mako within the first five minutes of searching.

 

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I can usually get down to that pier out there but the tides where exceptionally high today.

 

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High tides and some freshly fallen trees.

 

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This is a tree shark tooth. ;-)

 

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Watched a guy step on this Hemi. Held my breath he wouldn't notice it then walked over and snatched it up!

 

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Large turritella from the St. Mary's Formation. This stuff had Ecphora and other shells but they were to chalky and fragile to recover.

 

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You know it's been a good day when you see this on your way back to the car.

 

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My haul!

 

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8 Cow Shark teeth of various sizes.

 

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Hemis and Requiem.

 

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Another nice Hemi up top.

 

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mrieder79

Great haul! Glad you got out and thanks for the post. I always like seeing posts from bayfront park as that is the first place I ever hunted shark teeth, about 30 years ago.

 

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Darktooth

Great finds! You did real well with the Cow sharks! Congratulations!

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Al Dente

One of your cow shark teeth is actually a bramble shark tooth (Echinorhinus).

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Fossil-Hound
4 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

One of your cow shark teeth is actually a bramble shark tooth (Echinorhinus).

 

Which one? I'll put that in Collections as I don't recall seeing any there and Wikipedia says they are rare. I wonder if these are currently found in the Chesapeake Bay or if this is ancient. Looks old due to the root wear.

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Fossil-Hound
42 minutes ago, mrieder79 said:

Great haul! Glad you got out and thanks for the post. I always like seeing posts from bayfront park as that is the first place I ever hunted shark teeth, about 30 years ago.

 

 

I bet there was some really good stuff back then. I found half a Meg and some very large Hemi's but am really aiming for a complete Meg or Chub.

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Fossildude19

Nice report, Jason. 

Thanks for posting it. 

Regards,

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gavialboy

The tooth above the awesome cow shark tooth is a bramble shark tooth.

 

 

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Fossil-Hound

Thanks @gavialboy for noting that. From what I have heard these are very rare.

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RCW3D

Very nice finds! I'm completely amazed at the amount of cow shark teeth that you found! I love finding them!

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belemniten

I love your cow shark teeth and your hemis !

 

In Antwerp I could only find parts of those :envy:  :megalodon_broken01:

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mrieder79
15 hours ago, Fossil-Hound said:

 

I bet there was some really good stuff back then. I found half a Meg and some very large Hemi's but am really aiming for a complete Meg or Chub.

It wasn't amazing.  I did find one 3" chub before I moved away, though. It's the one in my avatar. Found it just past that bend south of the main beach.

 

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Fossil-Hound
29 minutes ago, mrieder79 said:

It wasn't amazing.  I did find one 3" chub before I moved away, though. It's the one in my avatar. Found it just past that bend south of the main beach.

 

 

That is awesome. I found a nice Meg a few months ago but it was only half. :megalodon_broken01: Still happy. That place is the best.

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Calvin Jenkins

I lived in VA for 40 some years but never hunted fossils, now I need to come back and find a Cow Shark, or maybe a bramble will do.  Great job!

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Fossil-Hound

@Calvin Jenkins there's some good stuff to be had. Brambels are tough to find though. Where you live I bet there are some nice Megs and Chubs. Good luck hunting!

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Ropterus

Looks like you did well considering the high tides. You really cleaned up on the cow sharks. Nice job!  First time hearing about a bramble shark so I am going to have to look through some of my collection and see if I have any. That $18 is a tough pill to swallow. Glad they let you in with just $9. Nice haul!

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ynot
On 6/10/2017 at 2:49 PM, gavialboy said:

The tooth above the awesome cow shark tooth is a bramble shark tooth.

 

 

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On 6/10/2017 at 2:51 PM, Fossil-Hound said:

Thanks @gavialboy for noting that. From what I have heard these are very rare.

Nice haul of cow shark teeth.

I think the "bramble" is an upper cow shark tooth.

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Fossil-Hound

@ynot definitely a Bramble. I've never seen a cow that spaced out and I've found numerous cow shark teeth.

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doushantuo

"I've never seen a cow that spaced out "

:P

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doushantuo

Good haul indeed!!

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Fossil-Hound

@doushantuo thank you sir.

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Coco

Hi,

 

Please what is the latin name of cow shark ? It is an hexanchidae but which one ?

 

Coco

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Woopaul5

Nice cows!!! I'll have to head that way soon.

 

@Coco hexanchus sp. and notorynchus sp. 

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Coco

For me this fossil tooth looks like a recent upper Notorynchus cepedianus, the second one after the parasymphyseal tooth (the tooth on the pic is put back to front).

 

I don't have any recent Hexanchus jaw to compare...

 

Coco

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doushantuo

hexanch

I posted the links to a whole bunch of these papers a while back,BTW.

Don't think anybody noticed

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