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St. John's River Trip 14April


Mike and the Megs!

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Made it out on the st Johns River a couple of weeks ago and am finally getting around to posting a trip report. I wanted to make it out there with another FF member( Chippewa) but it just don't work out. Anyways, it was a beautiful day with highs in the 80's and little wind. I took out a kayak on the St. John's River to try a few of my favorite old spots when I used to live in Jacksonville. After a few miles or little success other than many fragladon sand little teeth, I finally found a few decent things. The lower mako was in great condition and a few other Mako teeth in pretty good condition. All found within about a 20 yard area. Good day and it defiantly ensured I will be back to spot next time I'm in town. Here are a few in-situ shots some others sights from the day .enjoy

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Nice, like the situ shots----Tom

Grow Old Kicking And Screaming !!
"Don't Tread On Me"

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Not sure what the small tooth in the third pic is? Hooked Mako?

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Very cool thanks for the report. I like seeing st johns stuff because its one of the places I have yet to explore for fossils. I take it you were searching through dredged spoil?

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Yes I was. Entirely surface collecting as well. If you ever do make it out that way to collect let me know and I'll give you some info

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Nice finds! For your third tooth - Cosmopolitodus (Isurus) planus (or hook toothed) makos haven't been reported from the east coast. A larger and clearer photo may help with a solid ID. It resembles an anterior Alopias grandis (or giant thresher tooth).

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Awesome...thanks for the trip report! In situ pic's are nice. :)

Edited by masonboro37

Process of identification "mistakes create wisdom".

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Very nice finds, Congrats!

Every once in a great while it's not just a big rock down there!

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Thanks again for the offer to join you - nice work. Wondering if you were able to stay dry - there were some good downpours that day if I remember!

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We will make it happen next time. Yea , I got one downpour and there really isn't anywhere to hide out there!

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Nice makos, can't wait to get out to my favorite kayak spots in the next few weeks

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