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Potomac Trip 1/10

I had a pretty good day on the Potomac on Saturday.  I didn't find any Paleos or huge Otodus teeth, but I did get a few Otodus in better than average condition.  I think that the neatest tooth I found was an Otodus with some unique feeding damage.  The shark must have bit down on some very dense bone, because the cutting edge on one side has been completely scraped off.  What makes it really cool is that the cusp is still intact, so the shark must have stopped biting down just as the bone reached the root of the tooth.  I also found a nice posterior Cretalamna tooth, similar to the one I posted in the ID forum a while ago.  Other notable finds include a sweet Ray plate and a chunk of turtle shell that measures over 5 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches thick.

 

Location Potomac River, Maryland, USA

ID3180
MemberTom
Date Added1/11/2009

Otodus lying completely exposed
The cutting edge has been completely scraped off on this Otodus
Largest Otodus of the day at 1-3/8ths. Shame the tip was broken.
The nicer teeth
Turtle shell
Reverse of Turtle shell
  

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Comments
- 1/12/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Love the ground shots Tom. Nice finds. I have a large piece of the exact same type of turtle from there. I don't know the species, but if you bring it to the MGS meeting this weekend Dr. Weems or someone else might be able to ID it. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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Nice Report Tom! - 1/12/2009
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Excellent ray plate too! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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Ah, the Potomac, how I miss thee.. - 1/12/2009
Reviewer : hemipristis from
Total Rating : 10
Nice "as found" pics. Always like those! I miss my trips to the Potomac! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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- 1/12/2009
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 10
nice tooth tom, great ground shots. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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