Alright all you folks out there interested in my new pursuit of fossils. [ That's basically Howard and maybe one other person] Today is your special day. I have a fossil-related contest, and the winner gets actual shark tooth fossils. That's right - you can start your very own addiction right here!!
We've been hitting the beach pretty hard recently, and it has been generally uneventful. By that , I mean that, on a normal 2 hour beach search, my wife and I will find about 120 - 150 shark teeth, but only 4-8 of them are what we put in the "good specimen" box. The others go into a box that has, literally, thousands of teeth in it. Small ones, broken ones, just normal, run-of-the-mill teeth. And, every once in a great while, we (alright - she) finds something really cool.
Like the subject of today's contest. The last picture is our first find of a certain unusual fossil. Identify the fossil and I will send you a set of 5 each, 15 - 17 million year old shark teeth fossils. One each: Sand Tiger, Tiger, Hemipristis, Lemon, and Requiem shark, and a crushing plate from a Ray.
There haven't been any major storms to stir things up, and summer has the most people on the beach, so the "toothing" can be tough at times; still, here are a few of our recent finds:
A really nice speciman of Cow Shark
A good Mako for the area we hunt
A couple of Hemipristis, or Snaggletooth shark teeth
Some nice Tiger Shark teeth
AND FINALLY, THE MYSTERY PIECE. FIRST CORRECT GUESS WINS!!