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Manna from Heaven

Well, although it wasn't quite bread in the form of Manna, it seems like I was really blessed to find a bunch of stuff last week, most notable a perfect  ~3.5" Meg.  I hit the beach a total of 4 times.  One of those days was spent with Govinn.  We actually bumped into each other the day before without realizing who each other was until we actually crossed paths.  I was like "John, is that you?", and he replied "Daryl, is that you?"  Anyhow, we chatted briefly about what each other had found and I showed him the 3.5" Meg I had found less than an hour earlier.  Had I not been there before him, he surely would have found it.

The teeth in the pics below is what I amassed over 4 trips, with much of it coming from sifting here and there and everywhere I could think of.  What's really cool is that I found my first piece of seal jaw, minus any teeth.  Govinn found a piece the week before with a molar still attached and I couldn't believe it.  Then, I go a few days later and find a section nearly identical to his, just mine has no teeth, and the front incisor socket is missing mostly.  Turns out we found them in the same section of beach, so considering how rare seal material is, I'm convinced they are associated.

As I mentioned in the BRFWFC forum thread, the day we spent collecting together at the beach was brutal as far as wind conditions go.  Gusts of 50 to 60+ mph were soaring over the tops of the cliffs.  There were a couplf of small falls that occurred while we were there, one of them coming just a minute after we walked passed an area, a bunch of basketball sized boulders came crashing down on old pile and rolled right across our path just 30 or 40 feet behind us - yikes!

I've gotten emails from folks over the last several months asking how I find so much sometimes.  Well, first off, no one posts trips when they don't find much of anything, inlcuding me.  So, for every trip I post, there's tons of trips in which I don't find much.  Secondly, I put a lot of time and effort into collecting.  If you've seen me at the beach, then you've seen my shovel and screen and occasional 5 gal bucket.  WHen surface collecting stinks, I resort to sifting.  It too is not always real productive, so if you don't want to go home empty handed, you work even harder and move more material.  I know I'm preaching to the choir here for some of you, but so many folks are accidentally mislead into thinking that the beach is littered with all these teeth.  There are good days, and then there are tons of bad days.  So, if you have the strength, energy, and intestinal fortitude to work hard at it, you'll go home with a few teeth.

Besides the assorted pics below, I took a stab at my first video while out collecting.  I'm so glad I took my camera with me on the day that I found the nice Meg.  I had the willpower to not pounce and pick it up right away, but instead got the camera out, snapped a couple ground shots, and gave the video thing a try. 

Enjoy.  Watch out Spielberg here I come!

 



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Location Calvert County, Maryland, USA

ID3614
MemberDaryl
Date Added2/28/2010

  

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Comments
WOW!! - 2/28/2010
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
I never got the chance to see everything you found, but I'm so glad that I was there to share the moment with you when you found some of those megs... Congrats on a spectacular tooth!! Great job on the pics and story! I look forward to hunting with you again. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10
10 to the power of 10!!

Picture Quality : 10 of 10
Best pictures I've ever seen!
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Awesome! - 2/28/2010
Reviewer : Greg S from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Great report Daryl, that tooth is awesome! I love the video too. Makes me want to run down to the beach right now. Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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Awesome! - 2/28/2010
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
I agree with you on the amount of work you need to do sometimes. Awesome finds though, that Meg is amazing!!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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Awesome! - 3/1/2010
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Well, I chose icefishing over collecting...shoulda gone collecting cuz the fishing was OK in the morning but I busted my butt cutting holes all afternoon trying to find the fish again. Daryl, nice vid! I think I would have been saying the same thing! What a tooth, and some really nice other finds too. If I could set the drool quotient to 20 I would do it! Thanks for sharing your info and pics, nice report! Rating: 10, 12, 10!!!!!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Awesome! - 3/1/2010
Reviewer : Flex68 from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Might as well stick with "Awesome!" because that Meg surely is ! As perfect as anyone could wish for, and what a nice shape with that killer tip. And the other teeth are nice, too, but WOW, what a sweet Meg! Great Report, pics, and video. Thanks for sharing. (The only manna from heaven we are getting is the cold, white, sticking type...) Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10
I tried to set a multiplier here! LOL

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holy meg!!! - 3/1/2010
Reviewer : brachiomyback from
Total Rating : No Rating
I would have needed a change of waders if I walked up to that find. WOW.... as usual... just an amazing find Daryl.
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Wow! - 3/1/2010
Reviewer : johnny from
Total Rating : 10
That meg is so nice. Congrats! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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great hunt at that beach! - 3/1/2010
Reviewer : tonyholt from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
I look upbetween them boulders all the time...I dont even know what to say...excellent excellent meg! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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- 3/1/2010
Reviewer : Chris from
Total Rating : 10
Super awesome!!! Congrats on the finds! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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I was surprised too! - 3/2/2010
Reviewer : Daryl from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
Tony, I was quite surprised as well to find a tooth that high up on the beach. I know it didn't come from that exact pile of dirt because there's no good material in that particular pile. It must have gotten pushed up there by the high waves a week earlier and got trapped up there. What's really cool is the timing of it. I went back the next morning with Govinn and that exact spot where the tooth layed was covered with 3foot of slump dirt! I have a feeling the tooth was only exposed that day because some extra sand got pulled off that area. Since then the sand has been piled back up. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Can't beat perfection - 3/2/2010
Reviewer : Phatboy from
Total Rating : 10
Talk about a perfect tooth, Congrat's. I love the classic thank you god chant perfomred after finding the tooth. I find my self doing the same thing when i find a screamer such as that one. I would imagine you took it out to look at it about a thousand times on that hunt, i know i would have. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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So AWESOME!!! - 3/9/2010
Reviewer : dw from Summerville South Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
Daryl that is a gorgeous tooth! Congrats and thank you so much for bringing your camera with you and snapping a video. Its really tough to make yourself wait but times like these when the find is superb, its so worth it! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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