New California Digging activityHello all!
I have been trying to send you guys some pictures of the teeth I was lucky enough to dig out here in California for sometime now. I saw you very cool website about a year ago and talked to an old friend (Lefty) about places to dig here in California. He suggested trying Sharkstooth Hill (STH) via the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History.
We conducted our first dig there the weekend they had the memorial service for Bob Ernst. A sad time but fitting I think in tribute to Bob. I will forward photos from that dig later.
Attached here are pictures from an associated site near STH but several miles away. The teeth here are very colorful and retain a lot of that color even after the initialize to atmospheric conditions after millions of years underground. Notice the reds, yellows and blues in these teeth.
In the first shot I took a pic of everything I got. These are only the full or nearly full teeth, about 80 in all. The largest is a nice 2.25 Isurus hastalis upper tooth. I was amazed at the variety of teeth we got. Hastalis, Planus, requiem, long tooth tiger, angel, a couple basking shark teeth and 3 marine mammal teeth. Two of the MM teeth are likely seal lion, a canine and a molar. The largest find I think is a sperm whale tooth.
Any thoughts or comments on them would be most welcomed. I am glad I was finally able to get my digital cam to work right.
Good luck fossiling and be safe out there.