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Potomac River Trip

I hit the Potomac River this morning, and found the conditions there to be exactly what I expected- lousy!  The river is suffering from the same problems as the Bay- too much sand, no significant storms in a long time, and severe over-hunting.  I didn't find any really sweet shark teeth today, but I did find one fossil that made the trip worthwhile- a large complete Phyllodus plate.  It's in great condition with only a little wear, and measures well over an inch on the long axis.

 

Location Potomac River, Maryland, USA

ID3108
MemberTom
Date Added11/8/2008

Phyllodus plate
The flip side
  

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Comments
- 11/9/2008
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Awesome! Wow, that would have made my day too no matter how many teeth I found! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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- 11/9/2008
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Tom, I was going to head down to the River as well, but the River is so sensitive to even the smallest amount of rain that it usually just piles up sand everywhere. The biggest problem are the large slump piles and trees at the south end of the collecting area. They have blocked the flow of water movement enough that the sand in the good colelcting area doesn't get pulled off like it used to. That phyllodus plate is a great find. I only have one or two myself. Daryl. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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