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  1. Searcher78

    Shark Tooth

    Since I’m in lockdown, I’m going through old teeth. One small tooth in my Flag Pond, MD box had me stumped. I’m now leaning toward a small Galeocerno contortus. It is all black and hard to get a good picture.
  2. Hi everyone, My son and I were lucky enough to get out in the Potomac before Maryland and Virginia issued stay-at-home orders. Guess our hunting is on hold for the time being. It was a beautiful spring day. The wind kicked up late and kind of nullified low tide, but quite enjoyable anyway. I though I’d share a few pictures. I included a closer shot of 2 types of teeth we had not found there before. They look more like Miocene finds from the Calvert Cliffs area. I also included what I think is a vertebra and a few interesting teeth from a trip last week.
  3. Rexofspades

    Trace Fossils from Miocene Potomac

    Hi, longtime lurker first time poster here. I was wondering if you guys can help me ID this concretion my family found years ago near Calvert. I believe it might be a trace fossil of some kind, possibly a burrow or tunnel. I have found similar types at Westmoreland State Park. I can upload pictures from different angles if needed. Any suggestions of what it could be?
  4. AmazoniteJosh

    Purse State Park 3-22-20

    I got to Purse a couple hours before low tide and got a good 5 and a half hours of searching. Managed to scrounge together over 1,000 teeth, most of them pretty small, a new personal best. I didn't find anything of significant size, but a handful of oddities/rarities. One such oddity was what looks like a Carcharhinus (Gray/Dusky Shark) of some sort. Perhaps some folks came to Purse following a hunt at Westmoreland or some other place and a tooth slipped out of their bag. This is a first for me. I found a worn down palaeocarcharodon with some nice dark blue coloration, some crocod
  5. timmy6848

    Purse State Park 3/20/20

    Hello all! Yesterday I took my girlfriend’s family out to Purse SP to go fossil hunting alongside my sister and me. We spent nearly 4 hours predominantly beach combing looking for any teeth and other fossils. At the end of the day, my sister and I had found our first crocodile tooth and a Pygmy white shark tooth in rough condition. We also found a few other decent shark teeth (identification would be appreciated) seen to the left of the coin. Side note: I am nearly certain that the fossil to the left of the croc tooth is a piece of a crab claw for anyone wondering.
  6. cowsharks

    Jaekelotodus or Paleohypotodus

    Curious to know the ID on these teeth. They were found some time ago in Maryland from a Paleocene location and both are about 3/4" long. I was initially thinking they might be Jaekelotodus robustus, but not 100% sure because Paleohypotodus rutoti looks a little similar. Unfortunately elasmo.com doesn't have any examples of Maryland specimens of J. robustus for comparison. Your thoughts?
  7. Sirfrog5252

    Unknown Fossil--Please help identify

    I found this fossil several years ago while I was looking for shark teeth along the bank of the Potomac. The exposed cliffs in the area are part of the Nanjemoy formation, and the fossils I find are usually Miocene or Eocene. I have no idea what this fossil is (Maybe a tooth?). I figured that I would finally get around to posting this in hopes that someone on this forum can help identify it for me. More pictures available upon request. Thanks, Christopher
  8. Searcher78

    Flag Pond, MD

    A few nice finds at Flag Pond today. The weather was nice.
  9. hokietech96

    1st trip to Flag Pond

    Had a blast at Flag Ponds yesterday. Weather was great. Met up with @Searcher78 and had fun as always. Enjoy the pics. Hemis
  10. Hello all! These finds showcase some coral, chesapectan fossils, shark teeth, and more. Also, this is the first time I came across a “complete”, yet very much battered, chesapectan fossil. I went with 2 others and spent around 6 hours. Thank you for reading. - Timmy
  11. Searcher78

    Douglas Point, MD

    Got here at sunrise and walked by a bunch of turkeys. I expected them on the ground, not in the trees.
  12. Had the beach to myself yesterday and had a great morning! Two and a half hour of all surface finds, no sifting. One of the best crocs I’ve seen from Douglas definitely made my week!
  13. Amazing day yesterday! @sharkdoctor and I spent all day at the Calvert Marine Museum’s collection sorting through and cataloging pieces of his collection either loaned or donated to the Museum. When I say amazing fossils, I mean it. Crabs, birds, whale material, possibly a new species of seal, teeth, turtle plates, and more. @sharkdoctoris a really cool guy because he focuses all on adding to science and not just trying to grow his own collection. Plus, he’s so informative! After completing the cataloging of his collection we proceeded to catalog some of Bretton Kent’s world class shark tooth
  14. Searcher78

    Douglas Point, MD

    Went to Douglas Point, MD today with the goal of getting some angel shark teeth. I found 7 for my collection.
  15. Searcher78

    Shark teeth

    These two teeth are from Purse Park, MD. What are these two? The cusp on the first one is interesting.
  16. hokietech96

    First hunt at Potomac River

    Went on my first hunt at the Potomac River on Wednesday. It was great weather and had a blast. It was high tide but was able to get a productive 2.5 hours in before I headed back to NJ. I was fortunate enough to meet another TFF member in the parking lot Bjohn170. Still have to go through and ID everything but enjoy the pics.
  17. Hello! I actually found both of these Miocene fossils years ago at Brownies Beach (Calvert Cliffs Maryland, USA). When I found the tooth, I thought it to be a worn, unidentifiable rooted Cetacean tooth (so I never researched it) but saw a fossil hunting trip report this morning where a similar fossil was identified as a sperm whale tooth so I'm hoping this might be the same case. As per the other one; it looks a little different from the normal mammal bones i find here so I figured I would post this one too. As always, all help is greatly appreciated! -
  18. It was a nice day for shark tooth hunting with another TFF member. I was hoping for larger teeth, but it was mostly small teeth.
  19. Searcher78

    Flag Pond / Purse Park

    2 of the 4 deer that like to eat my bushes. Sorry, now to the tooth. Going through numerous teeth I have, trying to organize them. This one from flag pond. Carcharhinus? Or hammerhead?
  20. Last year I discovered a baleen whale fossil along the cliffs of Calvert cliffs park. Tomorrow it will be getting excavated. However I broke my leg just before Christmas so I am looking to see if anyone can video the excavation for me as I cannot attend. I’m hoping to get a video and some good pictures I can share on here. Please feel free to message me as I’m anxious to see the excavation process. I just wish I had better luck so I could attend and assist in the excavation of what I found. Anyone willing to help is super appreciated !!! Thank you
  21. Searcher78

    Matoaka Cabins, Maryland

    Searched matoaka beach today. Lots of shells, but I don’t collect them. Not as much luck as Brownies, but not bad. I believe that I got my first fish tooth.
  22. Hello, I have been doing some fossil hunting at Bay Front Park (Chesapeake Beach) -Brownies- in Maryland USA and have been trying to group and identify some of the teeth I found. I believe these teeth are Miocene and my guesses are as follows- what do you think? Thanks Row 1: Physogaleus contortus Row 2: Galeocerdo aduncus Row 3: Hemipristis serra
  23. Johnny676767

    Miocene Shark Teeth #2

    These teeth (as with my other post) are from a Miocene site in Maryland USA, Calvert Cliffs area, specifically Chesapeake Beach (Bayfront Park)- Brownies. I have tried to group and identify them. Do you agree? Thanks Row 1: Sand Tiger Carcharias sp Row 2: Cow shark Notorynchus cepedianus Row 3: Carcharhinus (I don’t know species) Row 4: Lemon shark Negaprion eurybathrodono
  24. Here are some Nautiloids that I collected from the Eocene, Nanjemoy Formation of Maryland. I believe that they are Hercoglossa Tuomeyi. I’ve found lots of fragments but these are the larger, more complete specimens. Most of the outermost shell material is gone with the exception of the large specimen back, right which still has most of it. The large specimen center, back measures 12”x10”x6” and weighs 35 pounds. I about broke my back lugging it more than a mile off the beach. I’m not really sure that the small specimen on the stand in the center, back is the same species as it does seem t
  25. hokietech96

    Brownies Beach 1-15

    Went to Brownies for the first time Wednesday. Met up with @searcher78 and had a good time looking stuff. It is completely different then what we have in Jersey. The cliffs are really amazing. Enjoy the pics. Appreciate any feedback on the pics. Thanks as always. what could have been a nice Mako my first hemis ever! front and back of what I think is a piece of cow shark?
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