Saturday, March 19, 2022

Beach Report - Last Day of Winter Short Sleeves and Shark Teeth

The last day of winter, and the temperature was in the high 60s, with the sun coming and going, and almost no wind. I braved it in a T-shirt. I could have worn shorts, but didn't.

We caught a low tide rising, and found a bunch of shark's teeth. This was my first nice Snaggletooth, rolling around in the surf.
Georgia found this one laying up on the beach.
I stopped to talk to a couple of locals that we see a lot. After talking to them, I took two steps, and found this one in the surf at my feet. It may not be the biggest, but it has one of the nicest color patterns I've seen.
I found this little Mako lower a few minutes later.

Lot's of people out looking; it didn't seem to slow it down at all. I found 30 teeth (and 3 Tilly bones, a ray scute and a crab claw), and Georgia found 16 and a crab claw).


  1. What is unique about this beach, that you find so many shark teeth? I've never found one on a beach in my life. Thanks

  2. These teeth are fossils that come out of the sediments in the cliffs as they erode. They're from the Miocene epoch (mostly), from 5 to 20 million years old. This area of the Chesapeake, called Calvert Cliffs, has extensive exposures of these sediments, and are a well known area to find these fossils.