The prize that everyone seeks at Calvert Cliffs is a fossil megalodon tooth – the hand-sized weapon of a 60 foot shark that cruised this area in the Miocene (roughly 20 to 5.3 million years ago).  But other, more ordinary shark tooth fossils can be found (upper right), as well as mollusk shells (whelk, scallops – not shown), pieces of whale bone (middle left), dental plates from rays (middle right), and the teeth of an ancient super-sized crocodile (bottom).

3 thoughts on “Miocene Fossils

    • Well, there was a buddy with me that had a real good eye for the right patterns. HE found them, in about an hour or so. So yes, findable on the beach by an average person, just eroding out of the cliffs. I was unaware of the crocodile teeth, had never seen or noticed those before, but have found lots of shark teeth. The one thing not shown here is scallop shells the size of your palm. They’re everywhere!

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