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Pathologic Angustidens Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
I thought this tooth was broken junk when I found it. It wasn't until I got it home and cleaned up that I realized that not only was the tooth intact, but it was also very pathologic with an upturned cusp and a twisted, intermittently serrated blade....
Now You See It, Now You Don't   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

The weezling had been anticipating this day all week, when we would go to hunt for shark teeth in the Edisto River. Every day he came home from school, he checked the river level with his fingers crossed that the water level had continued to fall in his absence. Saturday came and he was already dressed to go when I woke up. It was time to take that boy to the river!

We arrived at the boat landing and launched. “Which way do you want to go?” I as...

1-3/4" C. Angustiden   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens

Killer tooth. The lingual side still has some matrtix, so I only snapped a labial shot. Check out the mottling!

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2-1/4" C. Angustiden   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens

Probably my best angy from the Edisto over 2". Great color, bourlette, cusps, serrated, and a sharp tip!

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The Code   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

Almost one month without rain ---- the Edisto was low and a collecting fest was in order! After all, the Caracholoes Code (Code 3) states: "When its low, you gotta go"! I was propoerly Java loaded (code 37) and arrived at 'Darth' Weezils crib around 0915. We packed up the truck, and after some junior BRFC-ers arrived, we were on our way. With the river being low, we could try some new spot avec chitlins. We headed near the infamous spot --...

Edisto River Kirk Corner Notched Point   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Probably the nicest point I have found in the Edisto so far. Completely intact, nicely serrated, and extremely well made....
Edisto River Megalodon Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
It is so rare to find megalodon teeth in the section of the Edisto river where I dive. For some reason, they are just not there in any kind of quantity. When we do find them, they are almost always destroyed, sand blasted and crushed to fragments. When I swam upon this tooth, I was utterly shocked. Not only was it complete, but it also had enamel. Voila, my first complete keeper megalodon tooth from the Edisto river....
Posterior Megalodon Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles megalodon
When I hunt fossils, I pick up everything I find. I remember finding this tooth - I thought it was just a root with a busted off blade. I casually threw it in my bone / tooth fragment bag and went merrily on my way collecting teeth. When I got home I cleaned it up and noticed that the enamel was intact, and this was an extreme posterior megalodon tooth. A very cool find! I am really glad I picked it up!...
Pristine Angustidens Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
An outstanding little angustidens tooth with a really distinctive color marking on the back caused by an encrustation that I removed. This tooth has every serration!...
Isurus Retroflexus Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus retroflexus
A really nice Isurus retroflexus shark tooth from the Edisto river....
Weekend in the Water   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

I have been fossil hunting like a madman lately. I thought the Edisto was done for the season last month due to a near flood stage surge, but now at the end of the diving season, unseasonably dry warm weather has given us a second chance to collect and I have been taking full advantage of the opportunity. Like my college days, I work at night to have my days free. Besides being a little chilly, collecting has seldom been better.

da fossz called me last week and we...

Oligocene Benedeni Shark Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Parotodus benedeni
This oligocene benedeni has a little root pitting, but its a position I've never found before....
Angustidens Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A nice smaller angustidens tooth....
Maiden Voyage of my New Kayak on the Edisto River   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
I bought a new kayak and took it out on the Edisto river to a spot we haven't been able hit much this year, and not at all since the water levels rose and then fell. After capsizing several times, I finally got my balance and was able to make it up river. My problem was that I was using a canoe paddle when I should have been using a kayak paddle. I'll need to get one of those before I go back out again. Anyway, all the teeth pictured below were exposed - I didn't have to fan at all. Its amazing ...
I'll take a four inch Angy...make it a double !   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Well today was one for the books...my book anyway. I started out walking around picking up smaller teeth...well I did find a nice Great White... I then continued walking around surveying the ground when I glanced up and then down again. The image diidn't register for a second..then I realized I had just seen a huge Angustiden and lifted my head to look up again to see what I had seen and that I wasn't imagining things...setting 25 feet away 90% exposed was a 4-1/8 inch Angustiden. I walked over ...
9/16/10   Surry County, Virginia, USA
Good day... I hit the beach early this morning. Walked into a low tide. Found some nice stuff. The post Meg would have been a great tooth... still is but you know. Whale teeth found very close to each other maby within ten feet. I found two small chunks that may be coral but I have never found any like it. let me know if you know what it is... Beautiful weather, good finds, thanks for checkin in. DBTB ...
Edisto Mako Tooth   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Isurus hastalis
I love the shape of this lower mako tooth. Its a little worn, but as many times as I've been diving in the Edisto, I only have a few complete makos from there....
Button Angustidens   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA - Carcharocles angustidens
A cute little angustidens tooth in fantastic condition. Despite the massive quantity of teeth I found at this particular spot (the Marble spot in the Edisto), this is the best quality tooth I found....
The Marble Spot   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

I haven't hunted since the last time I went to the river. I stopped going because the Lowcountry of SC got into a really wet weather pattern and the river level went way up. Even though its never very deep, beyond a certain level the Edisto is impossible to dive. The current is just too fast and no matter how much weight we wear, it isn't enough. It'll blast the mask right off your face. Anyway, the water level rose so high that I thought it was done for the river. All the sudden the ra...

nice quality Otodus from the Potomac   Potomac River, Maryland, USA - Otodus obliquus
This is the best quality Otodus that I have found....
Nice Otodus   Potomac River, Maryland, USA - Otodus obliquus
This is the best quality otodus that i have found on the Potomac....
Large Otodus from from the Potomac   Potomac River, Maryland, USA - Otodus obliquus
This is the largest Otodus that I have found.  Not perfect but im not gonna complain....
Nice Sand Tiger from the Potomac River   Potomac River, Maryland, USA - Unidentified - Shark
Not exactly sure if this tooth is a Hypotodus verticalis.  If anyone could confirm that would be great....
Nice Point from the Potomac   Potomac River, Maryland, USA
This is the only one I have ever found on the Potomac.  I would love to find some more....
Nice Arrowhead from the Potomac   Potomac River, Maryland, USA - Unidentified - Other
This is the only one of these I have found at the river....
Paleocene Ratfish   Potomac River, Maryland, USA - Unidentified - Other
Came from the same fall as the huge ray plate but it came out in 2 pieces.  These things are so fragile....
Huge Paleocene Ray Plate   Potomac River, Maryland, USA - Myliobatis sp.

I found this ealier in the year in a fresh fall.  My largest ever!!!

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Paleocene......A Year In Review   Potomac River, Maryland, USA
Paleocene......A Year In Review
Hidden then found   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
So i was getting out from school early so me and ditchweezil went to the river. Soon I had  found my ray plate then ten minutes later cmy Giant thresher with Cusp's  then after that he Came up with  a dude i got a big angy so i went over to watch him take it out the water it was a shame a tip ding 5 minutes later he found another one so i went to watch like usual and it was a superhero it was great.After we left I was mad we did'nt get to stay cause we had a prime location....
Labor Day Shamer   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA

It's been a busy year and I just haven't had a whole lot of time to go fossil hunting, but I did manage to get out there on Labor Day to do some much deserved, and anticipated, searching around.

The day began with me waking up on a couch at the in-laws house with a killer headache and aching muscles/bones.  Apparently I got a little carried away the night before and started wrestling with my father-in-law.  I'd like to say I won t...

A great weekend for toothn..   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
I was planning on looking for new spots today so I headed out with the hopes of finding a spot with potential to hunt for teeth. After scouting a few ditches and finding a few broken pieces I walked down an embankment and started looking around the bottom. I found a few hemipristis and some broken and heavily worn teeth, but nothing spectacular. I was out of water fast as it was hot and humid which is of course normal for SC so I decided to head back. I saw an Angustiden sticking out of the side...
Perfect day off   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
I haven't had anything particularly good to report recently, but that all changed on Friday.  A friend and I were able to take the day off from work and it turned out to be a great one.  It looked like good collecting conditions when we arrived and it wasn't long before my friend yelled over to me and showed me what turned out to be a beautiful meg just a bit under 3" sitting in the water.  It has damage to the tip, but otherwise ...
Summertime success   Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
This Summer started off great with my last post and since then me and my Dad found quite a few nice things. We didn't find any more complete rics or chubs but we both found fossils that are firsts for us. On the first trip we took after my last post we didn't find much in the beginning. We both dug for hours and didn't find anything besides common teeth. After we both collected for 3 hours my Dad found a new spot which looked very productive so we tried it. We immediatley started finding teeth. ...
9/3/10   Surry County, Virginia, USA
For the last week I've been watching the weather, Tropical Storm Earl has been heading our way and I was going to be ready for it. We have not had a good storm in a while and I, like all of you have been getting excited. The Storm was supposed to be hitting us the hardest at around 5:30-6 AM Friday. So first thing I was on the river waiting for sun up. The storm was a disappointment, gusty winds & rough water but no real surge, the shell pile up next to the cliffs never even got touched. I f...
Reasons why the cliffs rock.   Calvert County, Maryland, USA
Megs are from the last few trips, largest is only 3.5" smallest is 2 1/4" not that many around which is pretty sad. Peccary jaw is from 4weeks ago month, ballen whale jaw measures in at 4 feet was found along with 2 verts and 3 ribs and was found 2 weeks ago. the fused seal sacral vert is fairly old but I just put it together and is really interesting and a really rare find Godfrey told me in all of his years working at the CMM this is the first he has seen so thats pretty cool. The do...
Thanks again Mike!   Calvert County, Maryland, USA

Back in the spring I traveled to NC to try to find what had been elsusive to me up to that point...A complete Great White tooth. When you mention GW's and NC one name that comes to mind is MikeDOTB and he was kind enough to show me the ropes.

Now Mike was coming to Md. and it was time to repay the favor. I will let Mike tell the story of our hunt because it is more his adventure than mine. I will tell anyone who hunts with Mike he has a keen eye...

NC Meg Ledge   Onslow County, North Carolina, USA
  

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