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Hybodus shark skull, Wealden, uk

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Gideon

Firstly, my apologies if I am posting this in the wrong section of the website. 

 

I had a lovely morning searching down at Cooden Beach, Sussex uk. 

 

Very cold, very early start, setting off in the dark at 6am to get there for sunrise.

 

 

 

After 3 hours of fruitless searching, and ready to give up, I came across this hybodus shark skull, showing the first few vertebrae. Cartilage doesn’t fossilise too well here, so looks a bit messy. 

 

As pleased as I am with it, I can’t help thinking the remaining section of the nodule was hiding nearby, but I just couldn’t find it. 

 

I’ll head back over there in a few weeks and look for the rest of it! If anyone finds it before me please get in contact and I’ll make an offer! 

thanks

Henry

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Castle Rock

GREAT FIND!  It would be VERY helpful if you might also post an image of a complete skull so that we can FULLY appreciate what you have there.  Dave

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LiamL

Very nice find, well spotted!

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WhodamanHD

Wow, an amazing find!

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Fossildude19

I love seeing these Wealden skulls.

Thanks for posting it.

Regards,

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Darktooth

Great find! Congratulations! 

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jdp

Oh my god that's gorgeous. Any way you'd think about donating it to science? This is an amazing specimen.

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Ludwigia

Ooooooooo! You're gonna have fun prepping that one. And please do show us when you're done. Here's crossing my fingers that you find more of it.

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Haravex

As someone who has not seen fossilized cartilage before I'm finding it hard to see where the features are can someone help with this?

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Gideon

Thanks for the Kind comments. 

 

Ill attach a pic of what it should look like. 

 

I would most happily donate it to science if it would be of use. 

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Ludwigia
2 minutes ago, Gideon said:

 

I would most happily donate it to science if it would be of use. 

 

I'm a scientist of sorts :P;) and I could certainly put it to good use :)

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Gideon
7 minutes ago, Ludwigia said:

I'm a scientist of sorts :P;) and I could certainly put it to good use :)

Okey dokey ludwigia... I’ll pop it in the post first thing in the morning :)

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Ludwigia
3 minutes ago, Gideon said:

Okey dokey ludwigia... I’ll pop it in the post first thing in the morning :)

:)

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Peat Burns

Wow!:envy:

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ynot

Nice find!

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jdp
7 hours ago, Gideon said:

Thanks for the Kind comments. 

 

Ill attach a pic of what it should look like. 

 

I would most happily donate it to science if it would be of use. 

I think there's a good chance it could be of some use. It might be worth bringing this by Dr. Zerina Johanson at the NHM.

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Gideon
3 hours ago, jdp said:

I think there's a good chance it could be of some use. It might be worth bringing this by Dr. Zerina Johanson at the NHM.

Thanks jdp. I’ll drop her a quick email just in case. 

 

It doesn’t look like her email is on the nhm website, so if there’s any chance you know it, could you pm it to me please. Many thanks 

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