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Walrus Skull...

This is a fossil walrus skull found by my father back in the 80s. It was found off the coast of New Jersey while scalloping. I remember my father and I putting poly on it. I remember it being around the house as a kid. After my parents split up the fossils went with my dad and I didn't see them any more. Over the years he donated stuff, gifted a lot and sold a lot so all I had was the memories of giant shark teeth, tusks, skulls and bones. After my father passed in 2001 I was told about a collection that was donated to a college in Florida. I was given a name and a number of the last known contact. The number didn't work... After years of calling and searching I finally got in touch with the contact. She knew nothing about the collection but gave me a number to someone who gave me a number to someone. I bounced around from professor to doctor to museum to school. Then I was told to call FSU Geo dept. I was referred to a teacher there. I called him up and I couldn't believe it but he said he knew about the collection... not only that but he said it was on display right down the hall from his office. The collection had been split up between the college and the Florida natural history museum. I told him my story and about how happy I was to finally find someone who new about my fathers fossils. He said that he would ship me the collection as soon as he could get around to it. So the other day I come home and find a large box on my porch. I take it inside and open it and what do I pull out but a fossil Walrus skull that I haven't seen in over 20 years. I called him and thanked him, he told me the rest would be arriving soon. I can't believe that after all these years that I am getting the chance to keep some of my fathers fossils in my family. I would like to thank the faculty and staff of FSU and the FNHM for taking such good care of my fathers collection. I took a lot of pictures from a lot of angles for you guys. I will be posting the the other fossils when I get them. Thanks again for checking in, DBTB
Location Surry County, Virginia, USA

MemberDown by the banks
Date Added10/2/2010



You made me tear up a little... - 10/3/2010
Reviewer : Govinn from Virginia United States
Total Rating : 10
Man, now it all makes sense... What an awesome post!!! I'm so glad that you were able to get some of those fossils back... I always hated having to find a fossil twice, but this gives a new meaning to it... Congratulations on your persistance... I'd be really interested to see what else they shipped you... Content Quality : 10 of 10

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Excellent and Congrats! - 10/4/2010
Reviewer : Fat Boy from Maryland United States
Total Rating : 10
DBTB, you must be thrilled! Congratulations and thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!! Content Quality : 10 of 10

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