Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chilly, windy beachcombing …


The last few days have been chilly with rain on and off during the day..

Unseasonably chilly weather for this area in South Carolina.

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We had to bundle up ..

Down coat, hat, gloves..

When we did we were warm and ready to..

Follow the foam…

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Out to the north end of the island..

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The flock of Red Knot are still present the past three evenings..

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feeding at the edge of the surf..

Hunting Island_018The ever present Sanderlings..

darting around…catching dinner..

Hunting Island_039I went out into the wind and chill last night on my own..

Jeff stayed back at camp to catch a few Zzs..

Hunting Island_037I had a mission..

Not just to look at the birds..

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Which is pretty incredible by the way…

The beach becomes much smaller at high tide here..

Hunting Island_038My mission is to search for shark teeth..

My new obsession..

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I discovered that high tide is not such a great time to hunt for shark teeth.

Most of the areas I search were covered with water..

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I had much better luck at low or incoming high…

Hunting Island_051I did see a few stranded jellies..

morn walk_003A bright pink ocean plant..

Hunting Island_057Here are a few teeth I found a few days ago..

Do you see it?

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morn walk_007Here is another one..

This is what I first see….

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I look for the Y shape..

morn walk_018This is a rather nice tooth..

I found two this same shape..

morn walk_010Luckily I found one special tooth before peak high tide yesterday..

I have not yet Identified the teeth I have collected, though I suspect I have a few Sand tiger shark teeth.

I think the one below looks like an Extinct White shark tooth..

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I didn’t have much luck after finding the above tooth..

The tide pretty much covered most of the beach..

Hunting Island_053We extended our stay here by one day..

I will continue my search between raindrops....


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1 comment:

  1. The first tooth you have picture is a Lemon Shark Tooth, than the Sand Shark as you mentioned and the last one is a Bull Shark Tooth.
    Nice finds!!


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