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Familiar Waters

Today was a happy return to the familiar streams of New Jersey. I filled my first screen at about 5:40 AM with the temperature around 45 deg and little wind - very nice collecting conditions. I was meeting up with JP and Tooth Monkey today and prior to their arrival was able to score a couple of nice teeth out of an area that I had worked briefly on a previous trip. The spot had produced mostly partials in the past, but today it seemed to produce a nice tooth on just about every load. JP arrived and after a while scored the tooth of the day - a really nice Xiphodolamia ensis lateral. The tooth was about a half inch and only the 5th one ever found between us - they’re extremely rare. TM arrived shortly after JP’s great find and scored a couple of nice teeth of his own. For the last hour, I headed downstream a bit and was able to pick up two nice mako’s and a chubby blade - a great way to wrap up the day!
Location Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA

ID568
Memberxiphodan
Date Added3/25/2006

JP's awesome Xiphodolamia ensis lateral tooth. (1/2 inch)
This is a pathological sand tiger tooth. The blade grew at an unusual angle off the root.
  

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