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Had a whale of a time.

Hit the same spot again and though I did not find the quality of teeth, I found my biggest tooth (3/4th tooth) measuring over 6" and more than ten huge whale vertebrae.  The smaller meg is about 4" while the tewo smaller teeth appear to be a mako and possibly another mako or false mako (benedeni).  The picture with the vert stacked together in the backyard at night doesn't do them justice.  One of them is well over a foot and with large portions of rib bone attached.  My goodie bag didn't fit most of these.  As I labored to raise them, I wondered how many other divers saw them and decided to leave them at the bottom because they were not the teeth they were looking for.  Maybe I will find more teeth next time, but at least I got a lot of great exercise.  Now I just need to find someone who wants some big vert!

 

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Location Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

ID3855
MemberDeloiVarden
Date Added12/4/2010

  

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- 12/5/2010
Reviewer : svillej from Pennsylvania United States
Total Rating : 10
Wow, you are ending the year with a bang. If the temps stay moderate I'll pack the drysuit and gear when I come down after Christmas. Congrads on the latest finds. Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Picture Quality : 10 of 10
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looking forward to it - 12/5/2010
Reviewer : DeloiVarden from South Carolina United States
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I think the temps will not go any lower than 55ish depending on the body of water we dive.
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an update - 12/12/2010
Reviewer : fossil1111 from
Total Rating : 8.667
Great finds from the river. One quick correction: the "attached rib" is really a lateral vertebral processes. The one pictured is a cervical vertebrae. The group picture (a little dark to tell for sure) are of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae. Your post was very interesting to study; thanks for sharing. Content Quality : 9 of 10

Drool Quotient : 9 of 10

Picture Quality : 8 of 10
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Thanks - 12/12/2010
Reviewer : DeloiVarden from South Carolina United States
Total Rating : No Rating
Hey, I appreciate any help I can get regarding the details of identification. There is so much to find and learn in so little time!
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