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accidental meg

I was actually looking for indian artifacts on this trip. Went to my favorite spot by kayak and pretty much got skunked except for a few pottery shards. When i tried to paddle back to my car the tide had fallen so far that I became stuck on a mud flat. Had to get out of the boat and wade through waist deep muck like quicksand. When I finally got to shore i stood catching my breath, looked down and found this beauty of a meg. It's nearly 4 and half inches, has all the bourlette, a sharp tip, and just a few serrations missing. The section of shore I landed on was an area I had never before even thought to check. It was mostly swamp and really did not have any exposed banks with the blue marl.

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Location Prince George County, Virginia, USA

ID4029
Membermason
Date Added10/7/2011

  

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2nd Otodus from this site
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Comments
Wow! - 10/7/2011
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : 10
I think walking through the muck was worth it if that was waiting at the end. Congrats! Looking at some of your older posts, you have a trip report with what loos like an Auriculatus and an Otodus together. Were those found in the same spot, and if so, what formations are present? Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 10/7/2011
Reviewer : mason from
Total Rating : No Rating
yes, i have found Otodus and rics in the exact same section of beach, this is a very difficult spot (for me anyway) to figure out geologically, it is a big bay on a tidal river, not too far east of the fall line, there is only a small area of bluffs with fossils present and that looks to be mostly pliocene (yorktown), the rest of the shoreline where i find the most fossils just slopes also and is forested, but has fossils from the aquia formation (eg.otodus) up to yorktown, and a geologist friend has said fossils from late cretaceous also, generally just a hodgepodge of things, megs, cubs, rics, otodus, parotodus, etc. Like I said when I found the meg it was the only fossil of the day. The week before the one and only tooth found was a beautiful blond 3 inch Isurus!! My best. I'll post a pic of that one later.
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Interesting place - 10/9/2011
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : No Rating
Very interesting. So the Nanjemoy formation (assuming) is probably being cut into under the water mark and pushing those fossils up onto the beach. And then you have Eocene material somewhere in the mix as well. I have heard of a few places like that, its great you have a spot to collect. Especially when it produces quality teeth of so many species. Its like a big candy store! Have you ever found any transitional teeth between Otodus and Auriculatus?
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Interesting place - 10/9/2011
Reviewer : MikeDOTB from North Carolina United States
Total Rating : No Rating
Very interesting. So the Nanjemoy formation (assuming) is probably being cut into under the water mark and pushing those fossils up onto the beach. And then you have Eocene material somewhere in the mix as well. I have heard of a few places like that, its great you have a spot to collect. Especially when it produces quality teeth of so many species. Its like a big candy store! Have you ever found any transitional teeth between Otodus and Auriculatus?
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wow - 11/10/2011
Reviewer : tonyholt from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 9.333
Dude seriously nice tooth. Wish I could drool over what the other side looks like Content Quality : 9 of 10

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- 1/5/2012
Reviewer : eastcoastmeg from
Total Rating : 10
What a beauty!!!!!!!! Congrats!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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- 1/11/2012
Reviewer : Down by the banks from
Total Rating : 10
awesome tooth man!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

Drool Quotient : 10 of 10

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