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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sharks teeth

I got outside with a camera this afternoon, had a pair of Mourning Dove, several Chipping Sparrows, Tufted Titmice and Cardinals around. With so much of the foliage thinned out by winter the yard is a mix of dark shaded spots and blazing sun drenched strips. The birds are in and out, and it drives you nuts keeping up with exposure settings. In summer it is more evenly shaded. Anyway, no bird shots today.
I'd mentioned fossil sharks teeth in an earlier post so I dug some out of the junk drawer and took a picture. St. Augustine's beach is divided by St. Augustine Inlet, Vilano Beach to the North, St. Augustine Beach South of the inlet. Vilano Beach has deep deposits of little Donax clam shells, and sometimes you can find a lot of fossil sharks teeth mixed in. Sometimes you can't, I don't know where they go, the ocean currents do strange things. Sharks constantly shed and renew their teeth, but these teeth are old, maybe thousands of years old. I've been told that the blacker they are the older. Sometimes a larger tooth shows up, but most are about like those pictured.
Click on the pic to see a larger version

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3 comments:

Skookum Longwalker said...

You know it never ceases to amaze me the number of sharks hat have plied these waters over millions of years for thier teeth to be so plentiful.

Hurricane Teen said...

Finding sharks teeth is always a thrill.
I see you come from Bakersville. I come from the Pacetti family, and still have lots of family and friends in and around Bakersville.
But it's being destroyed pretty quick, too.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope to see continued posts from you!

tsiya said...

I grew up in town, moved out here in 89. I know many of your family members, good friends.
My first ancestor near here settled in St. Mary's, in 1798, my roots are deep. No matter where I traveled I always had to come back.
Thanks for stopping by, you are always welcome.

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