Pleistocene shark teeth from the Caloosahatchee Formation

In some places along the Caloosahatchee River, the banks are made up of river bottom deposited by the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers' dredges. Shark teeth are the most common finds in a region is known as the Caloosahatchee Formation. The material is from the Pleistocene Epoch, which spans 10,000 to 1.8 million years.

Photo: Courtesy Mark Rentz
Location: Caloosahatchee River, Florida
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Bull and Dusky shark fossils from Florida.

Bull and Dusky shark tooth fossils collected on Karen and Laura Roraffs expedition on the Caloosahatchee River in Florida.

Mako shark tooth from Florida

A mako shark tooth collected on the same trip.

Photo: Courtesy Mark Rentz
Location: Caloosahatchee River, Florida

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Ryan looks for fossils at the library

New to Fossil Hunting? Me Too! Watch as Daddy and I Research, Dig, and Find Fossils.

Ryan get down and dirty with florida fossils

sifting for Florida fossilsA hard day fossiling!

Note to readers: Please do not tell Ryan – but Daddy did ‘help’ with the fossils on his fossil hunting adventure. Florida does indeed have a great many fossils – just NOT the fossils pictured in this story for the sake of making the story flow well – these lovely (polished) fossils are from Morocco, North Africa

Ryan the Explorer looks likes he had a fun day! If you would like to see the full story, please visit him at Life of Ryan.

Picture Location: Sarasota, FL

Special thanks to Life of Ryan!

For more even Teddy Bear Fun, please stop by Teddy Bear Diary.

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Stnding by the boat after the James River  trip

Dr Ward headed the trip to the James River in Virgina for Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures. A couple of us stand around one of the boats after a great day of hunting. We had stopped about five locations.

Showing off a great fossil shark tooth find form the James River.

Showing off a great fossil shark tooth find from the James River.

A table covered with fossil shells I found on the trip.

Most of the finds that day where the great scallop shells. My haul for the day is pictured. Thanks to Cathy at DVPS for setting up the trip.

Photos: Maria G

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