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Killer day at the creek

OH MAN! What a day at the creek! There was a terrential downpour two days ago, and I finally got out to the ditch today. I raked in the fossils - most interestingly, look at the vertebrae - they are massive for a land site - almost 4" in diameter each! The one on the left has a huge bite mark in it, too. You can easily see it in the photo (the long straight line in the middle of it). The gouge is almost a half inch deep! The meg who ate this whale for lunch must have been huge. I had a great day with the Angustidens, too. Three perfect ones.
Location Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added3/17/2001

These are about the biggest whale vertebrae that I've ever found at the big ditch. To boot, they are associated, meaning I found them together in the chandler bridge. Even better, they exhibit feeding damage. Look at the vertebra on the left. Just near its center, you can see a gash running vertically, parallel to the midline of the bone. It’s a fantastic example of giant shark predation.

Mako Fest
Mako Fest
An evening at the big ditch
An evening at the big ditch
My first dive of 2003
My first dive of 2003

- 12/6/2010
Reviewer : addicted2fossils from Georgia United States
Total Rating : 10
These are very great finds! seeing those vertebrate makes me wanna just go out and find my own! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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