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).
What is unique about this beach, that you find so many shark teeth? I've never found one on a beach in my life. ThanksReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Thank you. Fascinating.Delete