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A Little Shiver in the River

It's getting close to fall. The summer came and went in a blink of an eye and I haven't gotten enough fossil hunting done in the river. This week I made an effort to change that. Monday I showed up at the landing all prepared to go it alone, and Edisto Mike showed up. "I want to go with you! Let's take my boat!" I was all over that because else, I was paddling! I directed him to a site I hadn't visited in 2 to 3 years, so I figured it was going to be good collecting. As soon as I geared up and hopped in the river, I felt a chill that made me really glad I wore a wetsuit. Not something I would normally consider in the summer in SC.

As expected there were fossils everywhere and as a bonus I didn't even need a light. The sun shone from above through the shallow water to make it a great day to try out my new waterproof camera. I took ground shots on the bottom for the first time ever. I didn't find any superhero shark teeth, but I did manage a dugong tooth. Then, at the end of the dives I hit the wrong button on my camera and realized that it could take MOVIES! I went to the river again Wednesday to scratch my new film making itch underwater. But that's a post for another day...

Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added9/17/2009

I was really happy to come away with a haul like this. Its been a while since I had a day this productive in the river.
I knew this tooth was broken when I saw it but I really wanted to try my new camera!
This was the first big tooth I found that I thought could be complete. No such luck, but it did really look nice sitting there!
This one looked MONSTROUS under water! It ended up just being a root but could have just as easily been big killer angustidens tooth.
This was my best shark tooth find of the day. Complete except for the tip. I really like the way teeth look underwater, especially when they are completely exposed like this fossil shark tooth.
This is a cool looking pathologic angustidens I found on this dive.

Oligocene Dugong Tooth
Oligocene Dugong Tooth

River shiver gives me the Edisto itch. - 9/18/2009
Reviewer : svillej from Pennsylvania United States
Total Rating : 10
Good haul, DW. It's been a long time since a report has been posted with that amount of finds. I'll be back down in mid-October to dive the Edisto. Great underwater shots! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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The pics, alone, give me shivers! - 9/18/2009
Reviewer : Flex68 from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Wow, what a haul, indeed! A pathologic angry and a dugong to go along with all those other nice teeth?! Too cool ! Love the ground shots, as well Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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