Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday 2/16/20 Beach Report

Another chilly and windy day on the beach. We got up to Matoaka Cabins and ran into Paul Murdoch, the fossil fiend who runs a fossil finding "charter service" and he told us that a group from Calvert Marine Museum was up the beach, taking some fossils for their studies. When we got there, they were putting the plaster jacket around a piece of dolphin skull that had been recently exposed by erosion. You can see 2 people up on ladders working on the skull, everyone else is standing around and waiting to help carry it out.

We went up and talked to the people. It some of the same group that I helped to extract a whale skull a couple of years ago. Other than that, fossil hunting was poor. We only found about 8 teeth, all of them very ordinary, and I gave four of them away to a family with four kids who were there looking for the first time. It's not like we don't have them to spare. But Skye got lots of pets, so she was happy.

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