The day started when I got the urge... I called a friend and asked how the tides were. He said they were fair, so I drove from Washington DC to Calvert cliffs after work.
When I finally arrived the beach looked good. Sand was still there but alot of gravel was showing up. I met a man on the beach who had some smaller teeth in his hand. I showed him the white Hemi I picked up as soon as I walked on the beach and then watched his eyes light up. After we parted ways 10 feet down the beach was a good size mako half burried in sand. I called him over to take a look at the tooth. He liked it more then I did so I just gave it to him. 1.5 inches a little worn, It wasn't a big deal.
Thirty or so minutes later I was still walking to the cliffs and I met paleobum for the first time. We talked for a short while and the last thing he said was I don't really collect shark teeth and gave me a huge mako. (1-15/16). Karma? Anyway I just wanted to admit I didn't find that nice mako. Thanks paleo...
FINALLY I arrived. Little stuff was showing up but nothing to impressive. Then out of the blue/ or sand, a sweet meg (2 3/4) Proped up against a boulder. Very hard matrix stuck to the display side covering up some of the bourlette :(.... A hammerhead showed up. A partial upper cow and a good number of Hemis.
The sun was going down so I called it a day and started walking back. Bob called to see how the beach was and I debated on answering it then or calling him back when I got to the car. I was pretty excited about the meg so I stoped there. As I was explaing all the details I backtracked a few yards over a section I had just walked over and while on the phone I find the Double crowned tooth. The first to be added to my collection. Highly pathological. I think its a Bull shark but alot of the similar teeth look alike so I'll let you guys help me out with that.
The lesson of the day give away all your makos and you will get bigger ones. NO Im just kidding. But its is weird how things happen like that.
see you at the cliffs -tony
||Calvert County, Maryland, USA