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Reading The Cliffs

Friday, 8 June 2007 - I finally got a 3rd opportunity to go to the cliffs and finally started having better luck. It started with finding a pretty nice vert right at the start followed by a detached growth plate. I'm not sure exactly why, but I have been really looking to find one of these after my brother started pulling them out of the ground down there in South Carolina. Soon after, I found a very nice fish vertebrae while all along the way finding the smallish but exquisite teeth that abound up here (including a sizable angel shark tooth).

I found some nice bone and as I was turning around I spotted something grey just ahead.  It turned out to be the nicest hemi I have ever found and one of the nicest I have ever seen. I made the obligatory "I found a nice tooth 'coo' " that only a brain detached momentarily from reality and totally driven by tooth-lust can make; and in a movement that can only be described as gollum-esque, looked over my shoulder to make sure no one was around. I haven't done that since I was last in Summerville...

All-in-all it was a good day and with the help of a nice gentleman, I believe I'm starting to learn how to read the cliffs.

Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Date Added6/10/2007

The Best tooth of the day!
Largish tiger shark
Beautiful sand tiger w/ double cusps
These teeth have such beautiful color!

average meg+mako from the bay
average meg+mako from the bay
Bay Graveyard
Bay Graveyard
1/5-6/2008 What a difference a day makes - or – its pays to have your lucky charm!!!
1/5-6/2008 What a difference a day makes - or – its pays to have your lucky charm!!!





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