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Went for a quick two day Galveston get-away. Weather was PERFECT.....75 degrees. Gotta love Texas Winters....and then it dropped to 30 and we had snow flurries the night we got home. Yeesh. So I went to a few spots that were recommended to me to find shark teeth,  crabs and other fossils. No luck on the shark teeth, sadly,, nor the crabs, even more sadly.. but I did finally have a little luck at the last site. I was super excited to find a lovely small vertebrae and a bit o bone! Pleistocene era bits, from what I understand of the Galveston bay area. Also found a couple of  interesting hash plates- one of coquinas and the impression of larger shells on the backside. That makes me believe these are indeed fossils and not just modern shells. Speaking of....I did find two beautiful little shells that I am not 100 percent sure are modern...perhaps they are pleistocene? I am not at all familiar with this era.  And while I did not find any shark teeth, I did find a nice little fossil shop on The Strand and bought some Morrocan shark teeth. So there....i have shark teeth from Galveston. 

 

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I'm not sure this is fossil or not. But it's pretty cool. 

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Morrocan Shark teeth for $5.  :) Had to buy my stupid shark teeth. 

 

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Nice pieces.:)

I especially love your 'pretty cool' piece which is a bryozoan with serpulid worm tubes growing on it.  

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13 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

Nice pieces.:)

I especially love your 'pretty cool' piece which is a bryozoan with serpulid worm tubes growing on it.  

 

:) I kinda posted that just for you. 

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44 minutes ago, JamieLynn said:

I did find a nice little fossil shop on The Strand and bought some Morrocan shark teeth. So there....i have shark teeth from Galveston. 

Hmm, I guess we can let you squeak by on that one, but I'll have to refer to the rule book for the final decision.  :P

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The item in your first pic is a shark vertabrae. Not a tooth but still cool!:)

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23 minutes ago, Darktooth said:

The item in your first pic is a shark vertabrae. Not a tooth but still cool!:)

 WHAT???? Really? Okay, well that makes me super happy! Thanks! 

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1 hour ago, JamieLynn said:

but I did finally have a little luck at the last site. I was super excited to find a lovely small vertebrae and a bit o bone! 

Read carefully Dave, I believe she covered that one! ;)

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6 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Read carefully Dave, I believe she covered that one! ;)

But I dont think she knew it was from a shark.^_^

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2 minutes ago, Darktooth said:

But I dont think she knew it was from a shark.^_^

Sure she did, it was just a test to see if you were paying attention. :P

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9 minutes ago, caldigger said:

Sure she did, it was just a test to see if you were paying attention. :P

Or maybe @Darktooth was seeing if YOU were paying attention. :rolleyes:

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hahhhah!! I did NOT know it was a shark vert. I was hoping, but I am not familiar enough with verts to know. I figured it was just a fish, but am glad to find out it is shark! 

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Hi,

 

On 07/02/2020 at 12:10 AM, JamieLynn said:

 

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Looks like recent Epitonium clathrus.

 

Please, in the future numbers your photos, it avoids quoting your photo and it’s faster to answer.

 

Coco

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Nice finds, especially the rock with multiple bivalves on it! :wub:

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