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Got up nice and early to beat any other fossil enthusiasts who may be heading to the beach. However due to storm Dennis hitting the UK I didn’t need to as it was raining cats and dogs and rather windy! Anyway, got down to the red crag cliffs that have taken a hammering in the strong winds we have been having the past month. Within the first ten minutes found a heart brake half Meg, shame cause it was 94mm long. 


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Found a smaller 59mm well polished Meg about ten yards away and thought I was going to be in for a Meg tooth filled day!
 

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However that was not the case, only other decent find was a nice 61mm Otodus. 

 

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Few more small Isurus teeth and other bits n bobs but nothing amazing. I did spend an hour looking for the other half of the first Meg but to no avail....

 

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(Apologies about the sideways images and any neck injuries that may occur whilst looking at them) 


Thanks for reading everyone! 

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At least that Otodus is really nice.:)

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2 minutes ago, Tidgy's Dad said:

At least that Otodus is really nice.:)

Yah is quite a nice one, most of the Otodus you find on this part of the beach are a lot more worn than this. 

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2 minutes ago, TomWhite said:

Otodus

I think it is as nice as you can get . A beautiful tooth.  :envy:

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Well, I also wouldn't sneeze at that Otodus. Certainly better than nothing.

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Nice report, and great rewards for being out there in inclement weather.  :)

Thanks for posting.

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FossilsAnonymous

That is a huge Otodus in comparison to the size of the ones I find! 

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As I see it, the more "pointy" parts the better!  Good show.

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11 hours ago, Ludwigia said:

Well, I also wouldn't sneeze at that Otodus. Certainly better than nothing.

 

10 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Nice report, and great rewards for being out there in inclement weather.  :)

Thanks for posting.

 

10 hours ago, FossilsAnonymous said:

That is a huge Otodus in comparison to the size of the ones I find! 

 

9 hours ago, Andy B said:

I agree. Very nice tooth!

 

9 hours ago, caldigger said:

As I see it, the more "pointy" parts the better!  Good show.


Thanks all, it is a rather nice Otodus but it’s a shame I didn’t find it fresh out the clay. It would have been perfect then! 
The quest for a 6 inch English Meg tooth continues...

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Nice trip report, your gravels look pretty when wetted. Congrats on the finds!

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Any chance your Otodus is slightly worn auriculatis? Guess it all depends on the age of the Eocene under the Crag.

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10 minutes ago, Plax said:

Any chance your Otodus is slightly worn auriculatis? Guess it all depends on the age of the Eocene under the Crag.

Funny you should say that, I queried a couple of other Otodus teeth I found from the same place with Dr Charlie Underwood at the Natural history museum thinking they may be Otodus Aksuaticus and he replied back saying that they were just large Otodus Obliquus teeth. I may add that he made this assumption from photos I sent to him and not seeing them in person. Who knows really!!!! 

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