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Good Day on the River

Conditions down at the Potomac are starting to improve.  A lot of the sand has washed out, exposing more gravel than usual.  Unfortunately, the same wind-driven waves that cleared the sand out pushed a lot of aquatic grass up onto the beach.  So, although the huntable areas have decreased in size, they have increased in productivity.

I had a pretty good day today.  I found lots of small Otodus teeth, the largest measuring 1-1/4 inch, and while most have heavy damage, one of them is in really good condition for a Potomac tooth.  I also found my second-ever Palaeocarcharodon orientalis tooth.  It's on the small side at 5/8ths inches, and is so heavily worn that the serrations can only be easily seen by looking from the tip down, but any pygmy white tooth is a good find.  Plus, I got the usual assortment of Sand Tiger types, including a couple pristine Striatolamias, 3 Croc teeth, and 2 shark verts.

Location Potomac River, Maryland, USA

ID3136
MemberTom
Date Added11/29/2008

From this angle you can see where the serrations used to be
  

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Comments
- 11/29/2008
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Hi Tom. I spent most of the day there yesterday. I actually knee crawled through the long stretch of area moving the piles of seaweed to look for teeth underneath. Since the seaweed covered most of the area I ended up sifting here and there. Found a few decent teeth and took pictures of the big white tundra swans transiting through our area. You'll see them in the bay as well through Feb. Congrats on the pygmy. You can't find them anywhere else. Daryl. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Very nice finds Tom! - 12/1/2008
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
I went yesterday (will report later) in the miserable cold rain. I picked up a lot of teeth hoping to find that elusive Palaeocarcharodon tooth as well. I have to go back and look to see if I found anything different, but I'm pretty sure that I didn't find one of those. I only found a few Otodus teeth, so you did a very good job finding them! :) Content Quality : 10 of 10
I really like the last pic angle, very descriptive and telling!

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10
I need two brawny towels to clean up now.

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
very nice pics.
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