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    Post  stevesnowball on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:09 am

    Hi everyone. This is the area where we hope you can post a photo (or more) of your finds from the Herne Bay Hunt on 21st April.
    It will be great to see the range of fossils found (especially the variety of shark teeth) and we can then help to identify a few!
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    Post  stevesnowball on Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:05 pm

    stevesnowball wrote:Hi everyone. This is the area where we hope you can post a photo (or more) of your finds from the Herne Bay Hunt on 21st April.
    It will be great to see the range of fossils found (especially the variety of shark teeth) and we can then help to identify a few!

    I'm kicking off with a small batch (the only ones I found! Sad in fact) but I'm pleased with these. L to R. 1. Odontaspis sp. (a sand shark), 2. Myliobatis (eagle ray), 3 and 4. Possibly Striatolamia (sand tiger shark) but both pretty worn by the tides) 5. ?

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    Post  Chapwi on Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:28 am

    Love your finds Steve, here's mine everyone
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    Post  Chapwi on Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:29 am

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    Post  stevesnowball on Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:21 am

    Some great finds Craig! We all wondered why we got so few and now we know!
    You'll have to go to the naughty corner for the first hour at Folkestone and give us all a head start.


    I think the majority of these are of Striatolamia, a sand tiger shark. The larger tooth in the top photo, fourth from left is possibly Hypotodus, another type of sand tiger shark.

    There's a fish tooth in there as well.


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    Post  ermaster on Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:07 am

    Hahaha lovely finds Craig and steve Smile
    love the Turtle carapace.
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    Post  idigdinos on Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:43 pm

    Great finds, STEVESNOWBALL: check your ray tooth, this is probably Aetobatus.
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    Post  stevesnowball on Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:54 pm

    idigdinos wrote:Great finds, STEVESNOWBALL: check your ray tooth, this is probably Aetobatus.
    Terence

    Thanks for this info Very Happy . Just had a look at Aetobatus images and you're spot on!
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    Post  stevesnowball on Fri May 10, 2013 10:42 pm

    If you got along to Herne Bay, for our last hunt. you'll probably find this chart useful for helping to identify your finds.

    It's taken from an old Deposits magazine (Issue 10) and shows the sharks teeth and other fossils commonly found at Beltinge, Herne Bay.
    It's a good article and worth downloading (from UKGE http://www.depositsmag.com) for only £1.20 along with a lot of other useful content.

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