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I'm quickly becoming spoiled

Again today, I went diving in the Edisto. The currents were raging, so I found it hard to stay in one place, but I managed. The river levels have been higher than normal the past few weeks, so a little extra erosion and reworking of the bottom has taken place. I dove today the same place that I did the week after da f0ssZ and I started diving this river. I didn't really think I was going to find anything. After all, I already covered it pretty well back then. Oh, was I wrong. With all the extra bottom sorting that went on, stuff was moved all around. Rock beds that I remembered from a few weeks back were now under 12 inches of sand. Places that used to be covered with sand were now ripe for the picking. I did a little picking down there, as you can see. By far the prize of the day is the gigantic angustidens. Its one of the burliest teeth I've ever found. Its truly massive for this species. It’s the equivalent of a 6 1/2" megalodon tooth. And the condition is fabulous. I've never seen a better root on an angustidens of this size. Both cusps are sharp and the serrations are like a steak knife. The very tip end is ever so slightly dinged from feeding. The next really cool thing I found was a squalodon incisor. Its in really great shape and solid as a rock (no pun intended). Its uncommon to find them with the root this intact. Also, I found this other little oddity of a tooth. I've never seen a whale tooth like it. Finally, on the far right of the first picture is a deer jaw fragment. Its not fossilized, but it looks cool and all the teeth are still intact. You know, I never really got unfired down from my great find last week. I don't know how I'm going to contain myself until this coming Saturday!
Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added9/23/2002


7/8" Sympheseal Snaggletooth shark tooth
7/8" Sympheseal Snaggletooth shark tooth
4 9/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth
4 9/16" Angustidens Shark Tooth
3 1/4" Squalodon Whale tooth
3 1/4" Squalodon Whale tooth





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