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UtahFossilHunter

Good show! Great find :dinothumb: You can hear the excitement in your voice in the video. I’d sound exactly like that if I found a meg as well!:ighappy:

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Tidgy's Dad

Very glad you found your first meg. :)

Nice haul. 

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Darktooth

Congratulations on your first meg! Eventually with some persistence, it happens.

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FossilDAWG

Congratulations! That's a very nice tooth!

 

Don

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Ludwigia

:yay-smiley-1:

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caldigger

And it dried to a real nice color, congrates!!!

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Shellseeker
2 hours ago, HoppeHunting said:

I can say with some confidence that this was my best Brownies Beach trip ever, and perhaps even my best trip ever, period. I ended up finding a meg (although it's technically a C. chubutensis I believe), some very nice makos, a few complete cow shark teeth, hemis, sand tigers, a lot of tigers, a ray barb/spine, and a lot of fish and shark verts. I honestly don't think I could be much happier with my finds, and I am beyond thrilled to add my first megatooth to my collection! As far as a public site like Brownies goes, this is considered an extremely productive day, especially considering I only really hunted for about four hours, compared to my usual 6-7+. 2019 is certainly off to an amazing start; this is only my second hunt of the year! Thank you so much for reading my report, and here's to many more megs in the future!

Congratulations on a great day.. If I found a Meg, and 5 makos, and Hemis, and great Sand tigers with cusps and 3 or 4 Nurse shark lowers,  and.. and .. :megdance: Great hunting day.

On the Meg, as @Caldigger noted, what a color change from Silver blade, black root, to cream blade and light tan root.. Wow. I recently had a thread on color change of Megs in the 1st 48 hours and not that many member said "Yes that definitely happens to me".  Does this type of color change happen frequently on your finds at this location?  Thanks for sharing,   Jack

22 minutes ago, caldigger said:

And it dried to a real nice color, congrates!!!

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Darktooth

I am a bit curious as to why you believe that the majority of Mega shark finds at Calvert cliffs are Chubs as opposed to megs? Personally, I myself have found an approximately even amount of both. The majority of what I have seen others find appear to be Megs. Is there some  literature that states this?

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ynot

Looks like You had a good day.

Congrats on the first whole meg.

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HoppeHunting
9 minutes ago, Darktooth said:

I am a bit curious as to why you believe that the majority of Mega shark finds at Calvert cliffs are Chubs as opposed to megs? Personally, I myself have found an approximately even amount of both. The majority of what I have seen others find appear to be Megs. Is there some  literature that states this?

I say this only for this location, not the entirety of the Calvert Cliffs. The sediments grow younger as you travel south. Bayfront Park is the northernmost tip of the Cliffs, and therefore the very oldest. Because of this, you are more likely to find chubs than Megs here, although I’m not 100% confident on the identification of my specimen. I will post an ID topic soon.

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HoppeHunting
14 minutes ago, Shellseeker said:

Does this type of color change happen frequently on your finds at this location?

Yes, the colors of Brownies teeth often change when they dry. Of all the sites I’ve been to, I think this one has the prettiest colors for sure, wet or dry! It is certainly very interesting to see how much the appearance of a tooth changes when you get home and let it sit out to dry. Sometimes it looks like an entirely different tooth!

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Darktooth
2 minutes ago, HoppeHunting said:

I say this only for this location, not the entirety of the Calvert Cliffs. The sediments grow younger as you travel south. Bayfront Park is the northernmost tip of the Cliffs, and therefore the very oldest. Because of this, you are more likely to find chubs than Megs here, although I’m not 100% confident on the identification of my specimen. I will post an ID topic soon.

Thanks:dinothumb:

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WhodamanHD

Nice meg! Was that @Calvert Cliff Dweller?

I will watch the video as soon as I can.

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HoppeHunting
9 minutes ago, WhodamanHD said:

If you’re talking about the other hunter I ran into, Scott, then no. I don’t believe he’s on TFF, as it was his first time hunting. He also said he lives in Delaware, not Calvert County.

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paxhunter

congrats they are hard to come by at brownies heck im still looking for my first from brownies ive never found one there in all my years of hunting the cliffs

 

 

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jcbshark

Great haul and a beautiful Meg, congrats :yay-smiley-1:

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Littlefoot

CONGRATULATIONS! What a fantastic hunt, and a beautiful tooth! 

 

I loved seeing the video, as I've always seen the big teeth *after* they've been found, so it was exciting to come along for the ride with you for this discovery!

 

This is a great start to 2019, and I hope there are many more wonderful finds for you!

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racerzeke

Congratulations it's been a long time coming! Beautiful tooth! Certainly looks like the tides were very low which in my experience almost makes it harder to hunt/concentrate.

 

Good job! :meg:

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Rowboater

Congrats on your first meg!  A lot nicer than any I've ever found.  Also really liked your cowshark teeth!  Great hunting.

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ShoreThing

WOW! Congrats on the epic haul and your first meg! Your write up of the trip and video were great as well and very informative. You certainly had a epic day, especially for the location! Here to to hoping the rest of 2019 is just as productive for you! Congrats again!

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JMUFossil

Impressive finds, congrats! The color of the meg is gorgeous and something that I love about the Cliffs. They do not have the biggest teeth but the megs come in a wide variety of colors, with the tan/cream being my favorite.

 

Most of my “megs” from the cliffs are also chubs, but for simplicity I refer to them all as “megs”. To the experts the cusps may be a big diffeence, but I prefer to not make the distinction every time I talk about them. Hopefully that doesn’t trigger anyone J

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HoppeHunting

Thank you all so much for the kind words and congratulations! Means a lot. By the way, @JMUFossil is your screen name in reference to James Madison University? You may or may not have seen it, but I recently made a post notifying the forum of my acceptance to JMU! I will most likely be attending the school next fall, I just haven't made a definite decision at the moment. Do you/did you attend JMU?

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