I haven't been out fishing since FLA, so there are no fish updates. And, I've really none very little fossil hunting. But I did get out this past Monday, and it was worth the trip. At least for me.
I went to our local beach with my wife. It was a beautiful day, and the tide was perfect. I ventured down the beach like I always do, and started finding a good number of the usual stuff pretty quickly. Mt first good find was one of the nicer Hemiprisitis (Snaggletooth) teeth I've found. The ones I find are usually beat up and broken - this one was petty much intact.
Hemi on the left; Mako on the right
I found a lot of Tiger shark teeth - nice sized ones for this area. Great day so far. Picked up a cow shark tooth - the only one of the day - and a tooth I thought was a porpoise tooth. As I got ready to go, I dug around the base of a tree root and, voila! - my best mako ever from MD! A really nice "blonde" colored mako. It was a great day!
And it would get better when I got home.
Cow Shark on top
A ring of Tiger Shark teeth
The porpoise tooth intrigued me. I've found 4 others in the past year, and this just didn't look like the others I found. So, I posted it on the ID section of the Fossil Forum. What came back made the trip a REALLY good one - I had found a pretty rare fossilized tooth from a Dwarf Sperm Whale!! It has now become my prize find from the Calvert Cliffs.
I guess its a little odd to get excited over a broken 10 million year old tooth, but I'm pretty happy with it!