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6/5/09

This is an old trip from last friday.  I ventured to the beach on the way home.  I had high hopes that were quickly dashed once I saw how high the tide was.  The wind was blowing in hard and the water was up a lot.  The waves were making booming noises as they crashed against the cliffs.  Far from ideal conditions, but I decided to make a go for it.  I made my way down the beach not finding too much just small teeth here and there.  I went to an area that had been productive before and had some sucess there again.  I found two cow shark teeth with mostly complete roots.  I found my first "hubble" meg, which would have been even better nice if one of the root lobes hadn't broken off.  There was also a decent mako and hemipristis tooth.  I noticed a while before I decided to pack it in that a thunderstorm was coming.  Well, once I was on my way back in the rain started along with thunder.  This made for an interesting trip back to the car.  So I had to deal with all the usual obstacles (downed trees.. submerged rocks... slippery clay) along with rougher than normal waves, a thunderstorm, water splashing from against the cliff face soaking me.  I knew I needed to get out of there quickly and somehow I managed to not fall on the way back.  And thankfully there was no lightning.  It was quite the eventful trip.  I made it out in one piece with some nice teeth so all was well in the end.
Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA

ID3372
Memberjohnny
Date Added6/8/2009

  

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- 6/9/2009
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
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Sweet cows. Thanks for the report.
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Definitely Nice Cows - 6/9/2009
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : 9.333
Do you find a lot of those complete along the cliffs? Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 8 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 6/9/2009
Reviewer : johnny from
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They are almost always without the root as it's really fragile. For me the complete ones are pretty rare.
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- 6/10/2009
Reviewer : bmorefossil from
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location location location the cow sharks are much more common, I have seen people come off a more northern location with 5 complete cow sharks.
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- 6/10/2009
Reviewer : brachiomyback from
Total Rating : 10
I'd be happy with any cow partial (have yet to find my first one). Those are some nice ones Johnny. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 6/10/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Mega ditto's on the lower cows - they're my favorite shark tooth! I used to find at least one nice lower per month - years ago. Now, I find one...hmmm, rarely! I'm due! I can't complain since I have many already, but I can never get enough of them. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 6/13/2009
Reviewer : tonyholt from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 9.667
Fossil hunting to the extreme ! I remember a few times like that. VERY difficult to pull anything off what little beach may be there. cows are always nice. Ill see ya next weekend bub Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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