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A Fossil Fest to be Remembered

The last few summers of BRFC had always featured BRFC Digrfest in SC with trips to Cooper, Edisto and some land hunting. But this time myself, T$, DW and ScubaPaul decided to don our finest SCUBA gear at world-famous Venice Beach, Florida. The plan was 4 days of diving off the Venice coast and hopefully multi-post-dive Mexican celebration grub. Day 1 and Day 2 were at different locations not far off the beach. On my first dive, I realized this was the first time in 15 years I had more than 2 feet vizo and no current! Oh yeah, first time in the ocean too! It took me about the first three dives to get the hang of hunting at this location. I did get one nice meg on dive three, but this was only the appetizer! I almost put the kaibash on the next day's collecting by neglecting Florida maritime law; all hands and feet in the ride when in no wake zones...our fine Captain Digr was given a written warning and the chance to purchase new flares....I thought I was going to walk the plank; I'm just sayin...

Day 3 was the dream day for paleo-adventurers of all ages....On dive 1, I had bagged a trip-making, case worthy meg, then ran into DW who had bagged a mammoth tooth. His collecting prowess inspired me to hone my collecting skill.... I found that neutral bouancy about 3 ft above the bottom made for premium collecting while scanning back and forth across an area. On the last zag, I spied a monster dark mammoth tooth laying out! What a fossil bounty! This tooth weighs about 7 pounds and my bouancy control was challenged. On the second dive of day 3, I had paleo-deja vu with another nice meg and a smaller, but complete mammoth tooth. Day 4 would prove to be my most prolific meg day in Digrfest. I swam on a spot loaded with phosphate, whale bone, smaller teeth everywhere, and on my next serrated-hover I spied two whole megs laying out; one a 3-7/8 incher and the other 2-3/4 inch superhero! Truly a rack of worthy of the finest BRFC paleo-gravy!



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Location Sarasota County, Florida, USA

ID3723
Memberda fossz
Date Added7/1/2010

The entire Venice hual. Meg teeth, mammoth teeth, horse teeth, sting ray barbs, and a mammal leg bone section. Wow!
  

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Bringing the BRFC Rivrdigr Fest to the Digr!
Bringing the BRFC Rivrdigr Fest to the Digr!
Mucho Mammoth
Mucho Mammoth
6" Mammoth Molar
6" Mammoth Molar
8" Mammoth tooth
8" Mammoth tooth
3-1/16" Venice Meg tooth
3-1/16" Venice Meg tooth
2-3/4 Venice Meg
2-3/4 Venice Meg
3-7/8" Mottled Venice Meg
3-7/8" Mottled Venice Meg
Fossil Diving at Venice Beach FL for Megalodon and Mammoth
Fossil Diving at Venice Beach FL for Megalodon and Mammoth
  

Comments
Awesome haul! - 7/1/2010
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Dude what an awesome post. It's great to see your treasures free of crust! Your mammoth teeth look great! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Jackpot #2 - 7/2/2010
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
You guys really racked - to use your vernacular! It's really cool to see the mammoth teeth along with the Megs and other sharks teeth. Next time maybe someone will score a tusk to go along with the teeth. Looks like you put a preservative or something o nthe Megs to darken them up? They look better post-cleaning. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Cool stuff! - 7/2/2010
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Thanks a lot for the bruise that I have on the bottom of my chin. My jaw fell out of socket and hit the desk... ...Great report, great pics, good read...my fossil visions in my head imagining you guys collecting are dominating my morning! Thanks for sharing!!!!! Content Quality : 10 of 10
Great report, good reading

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OMG kinda drool

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excellent
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Wow, again! - 7/2/2010
Reviewer : Flex68 from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Another outstanding haul ! You guys really did great on your trip to Venice. Those Megs are beauties, but the mammoth tooth with the root lobes really ROCKS. Thanks for sharing ! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Quite the selection! - 7/2/2010
Reviewer : DeloiVarden from South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Sounds like a great trip for all. Thanks for sharing. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 7/6/2010
Reviewer : da fossz from
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Thanks for the props, y'all !!
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Saweet! - 7/8/2010
Reviewer : Toofless from
Total Rating : 10
You guys all did great! The SS Toofless would be happy to have you anytime! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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