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Recent finds, August 1

I hadn't hit my spot recently, so I went this weekend. It was worth the trip: 5 more shark teeth (all Carcarhinus sp.), a beautiful little urchin, 2 pufferfish jaws (as if I don't have enough from Lee Creek....), and a few very pretty gastropods. OH yeah, the two sea turtles were back--only 25 ft offshore! I also saw a moray. I've included those as the bottom photos.
Location Oahu, Hawaii, USA

ID3440
Memberhemipristis
Date Added8/4/2009

  

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Mahalo! - 8/6/2009
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Thanx for the update from paradise! Are the urchins and shells fossilized? Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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fossilized? - 8/8/2009
Reviewer : hemipristis from
Total Rating : No Rating
hi there DW! The shells are the original aragonite, just like the James City molluscs at LC, although some of the cowries I do believe have been mineralized to calcite (they're heavier than they should be, and seem to be harder/tougher as well). The aragonite in the urchin has been completely mineralized! I have 2 complete ones now, and what may be another one in matrix; I have to clean the algae & goop off of it first. I was just given a project on Kauai, which is the only island w/Pliocene strata. At least 2 megs (fragments) have been recovered from there. I"ll be staying there for a couple of weeks come January. PLEASE let me find a Hawaiian Meg!!!
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Sweet pics! - 8/17/2009
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
love the turtle shot. Good luck on the Meg!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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