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First trip report

Hi all, this will be my first trip report. My grandfather used to take me to the cliffs sometimes as a kid from up north.  Now that I've moved into the area for work, I've started going again.  Basically I'm hooked and I try and go whenever I get the chance, which of course is not as much as I would like.

I try and hunt all along the cliffs but the pictures below are from a couple recent trips to the same beach (calvert formation).  It was a pretty good couple trips for me as I got several nice hemis, which I like a lot, and some good smaller teeth including an angel shark and hammerhead.  I also got my best porpoise tooth to date along with a larger one with only half a root and a few nice cowshark.
The Alopias sp. pictured is by far the best I've found.  Great condition and color and a pretty decent size at 5/8 inch.

No megs or big makos, but this beach is usually crowded enough that I'm happy with the smaller treasures.  My friend did find a nice 2 1/4 meg after a lot of sifting on the first of these trips when the tide was pretty low.

Greg S


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Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA

ID3552
MemberGreg S
Date Added11/11/2009

  

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Super lucky day at the cliffs.
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Comments
- 11/11/2009
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Nice assortment of stuff. The thresher is probably near max size for the cliffs. Nice porpoise tooth and cowshark too. I think the larger porpoise tooth with broken root might be from the "Giant Dolphin" species. Hard to tell sometimes between juvenile squalodon teeth and the giant dolphin teeth. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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