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Micro Teeth from the Potomac

The last few times I've gone to the Potomac, I've brought home some gravel, hoping to find some of the rare micro teeth.  I built a sifter bow that has 1/4 inch mesh on the top, and window screen on the bottom.  The material that falls through the mesh but is trapped above the screen is dried and carefully searched.  The photos show the better finds from two 1-quart baggies of processed gravel.  Not shown are the hundreds of fish and ray teeth, juvenile teeth of common species, and unidentifiable stuff.  Most of these teeth are in the 2-4 mm size range.

Location Potomac River, Maryland, USA

ID3237
MemberTom
Date Added3/1/2009

Nurse Shark teeth
Paraorthacodis clarkii
Angel Shark (Squatina prima)
Houndshark teeth
Catshark teeth
  

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Comments
Little treasures - 3/1/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Cool Tom. It pays to bring some of that stuff home. Say, the litle tooth in the top row, middle position of your "houndshark" image is actually a Dogfish shark (Squalus minor). The little tooth to the left of that might be a Tope shark tooth. Amazing how many nurse shark teeth you found in such a small amount of material brought home. Good photo's too. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 3/2/2009
Reviewer : AlwaysLooking from
Total Rating : 10
Very nice. Like those tiny ones. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Excellent stuff - 3/2/2009
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
I still have to go through mine. I've been lazy about screening and sifting for a long time now. I need to get back to my roots at least part of a trip now and then. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to pick up my game. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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