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Fossil shark tooth found on Baiting Hollow Beach NY

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FossilsAnonymous

I actually have no idea what those professors were thinking. Megalodon? I think not. Definitley c.carcharias

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caldigger

"Megalodon are normally 5" long".

 

I want to hunt where they do!!!!

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Tidgy's Dad

What a badly written article. 

Interesting in its own way, though. 

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FossilDAWG

The article does mention our own Forum member  Carl, who correctly identified the tooth as a great white.

 

Don

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Macrophyseter

I've never really understood why the news would put on such a trivial story of someone finding a small fossil that's not that rare in the eyes of others. What about someone who found another 7-inch meg, why aren't they on the news? :blink:

 

Kudos to Carl for the correct ID, though

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FossilDAWG

Paleontology gets little enough mention in the news, why begrudge a reporter's effort to convey the excitement of discovery that can come with even a relatively common find?  Besides, I can't speak to your experience but great whites and megs are not common finds in New York.  For that matter, they are "common" at only a few places, most collectors have never personally found either one.  If they are so common as to be beneath notice where you live, you are indeed fortunate.

 

Don

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Auspex
16 hours ago, Macrophyseter said:

...why the news would put on such a trivial story of someone finding a small fossil...

Just a local-interest story. The find was indeed very rare for the locality.

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