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Couldn't stay away from the Peace River

After such a great hunt the weekend before with my buddy, I decided that I would try heading over to the Peace River again. I wanted to be able to take decent photos and not worry about dunking my camera so I found and bought an inexpensive underwater camera. From some of the test shots I took at home I knew it would work well. The next question would be whether it would work well underwater. By Sunday I was ready to hit the river so I packed all of my gear and headed down. The weather cooperated yet again and it was absolutely gorgeous. I decided that I would try a different spot from the previous week and one that was a little closer to the river access. I really did not feel up to dealing with my kayak after having made a rather long business road trip the day before.

I got down to the river and got all of my stuff together and hit the water. I waded downstream until I found an area that, on the bottom, looked sandy but sounded crunchy and gravely once I sunk my homemade fiberglass probe into the sediment. I stayed in that spot and fanned for awhile collecting a few smaller tiger shark teeth and a couple broken meg pieces. I did manage to find a nice horse tooth and a decent-sized chunk of a rib bone. It doesn't look like it's from a dugong. Anyone have an idea? I moved downstream some more and I got a little closer to the area I was the previous week and the meg teeth finds started to increase. Of course most were broken and the couple whole ones I did find were very worn or missing most of the enamel. It didn't seem like I was there very long when a couple showed up in a canoe and piled out to do some snorkeling and some screening. They may have been there 30 minutes or so when I asked them what time it was. When they told me I couldn't believe how late it had been since I started. They left and I gave it a go for another 30 minutes trying in earnest to make another find but to no avail.

For the most part the underwater video I took turned out OK but I can tell there is going to be a learning curve before I can start adding videos to my posts. Stay tuned for the next installment.

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Location Peace River, Florida, USA

Date Added5/26/2010

Scan of my fossil teeth finds
Fossilized wood, a large rib bone fragment, misc bone frag and turtle shell fragment

Old trip to report on the Peace River.
Old trip to report on the Peace River.
Nov 08 trip report.
Nov 08 trip report.
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