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Jazfossilator

This one looks to me like a modern Carcharhinus Sp.

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Brett Breakin' Rocks
2 hours ago, 2thdoc said:

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Definitely a Carcharhinus sp .. but it is not completely uncommon to find them 'white' and fossilized.  Sometimes as a result of bleaching by the sun .. sometimes because of the minerals associated. Especially coming out of Charleston .. a location that is very fossiliferous, this is most likely a fossil. Modern ones should be close to a shocking white enamel in my experience.  Like this ....

 

Modern

 

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Fossilized -- Collected from dredge material in Savannah, GA

 

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Jazfossilator
14 minutes ago, Brett Breakin' Rocks said:

Definitely a Carcharhinus sp .. but it is not completely uncommon to find them 'white' and fossilized.  Sometimes as a result of bleaching by the sun .. sometimes because of the minerals associated. Especially coming out of Charleston .. a location that is very fossiliferous, this is most likely a fossil. Modern ones should be close to a shocking white enamel in my experience.  Like this ....

 

Modern

 

bull_upper1a.JPG.bd6d70c003795a9b966d2eb7681bf984.JPG

 

Fossilized -- Collected from dredge material in Savannah, GA

 

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Originally thought it was fossil as well, but have found modern ones with darker roots (maybe not this dark). However the staining on the enamel makes me think you’re likely right after a second look, good catch.  :dinothumb:

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2thdoc

Thanks for the help

guys!! 

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