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After a couple of trips with four or five small teeth and nothing much else, I returned to the beach at low tide after a NW wind storm and found several of these callianassid "burrows".  They tend to be cylindrical with a flattened end, solid and heavy for their size, and stay with the last line of shells in the water. heavier I guess.  Unlike the shark teeth, which can be almost anywhere on the beach but usually are most obvious in the wash.  The burrows (brown, dark gray or black in the water) tend to be darker (mass of coprolites?) on one (bottom?) side.  I found the longest (3 1/2") this trip, and although none are "beautiful" the rod-shaped coprolites become more and more obvious as they dry.  Need a good north wind on this beach on the south side of the Rapp for these things to show in abundance (teeth often seem to be covered under the same conditions).  Tried another beach and my eyes were overwhelmed with small (1-3")  rusted pot metal pieces (not many shells) which make it difficult to find anything really interesting; will try again.



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The Amateur Paleontologist

Nice shark teeth! :) 


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The burrows are interesting looking. :) 


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