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shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

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shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

ok i just hit on this topic and my mouth is drooling! I have paid a lot of money (well up to 100.00) for a megladon tooth, albeit it was a big one...but my son would absolutley go gaga if he could find a megladon tooth just laying on the ground..heck im thinking he would go gaga finding a modern day nurse shark tooth on the ground LOL.

we live in dallas and the boy has shark jaws on his wall and 4 megladon teeth and posters of sharks all over his room..and he's never seen the ocean.

Can anyone give me the absolute best place and time to find anything like this? I'm not sure yet if we are staying on Crescent beach (siesta keys) or if we are going to stay on Bellaire beach (near clearwater), but this could help my decision making!!!

Thanks ever so much!

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1. Re: shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

I meant to reply to the shark in venice beach thread, but it made a new one...sorry :)

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2. Re: shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

I don't know if this is any kind of help but I Googled "Finding Megalodon teeth in Florida" and found more than I can tell you about. But I did see there is a place in Lehigh Acres [about 90 mi south of Sarasota] that does tooth hunting expeditions supposedly families welcome!!

All I could suggest is that you email or call them.

http://www.megalodonexpeditions.com/

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3. Re: shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

Venice Beach has a Shark Tooth fesitival every year!!!! Unfortunately, it was a few weeks ago. Your son would have loved it!!

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4. Re: shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

Our family did the megalodon expedition a couple of years ago and we plan to do it again this summer. It is a approximately a 6 hour expedition and you need to be "into" fossil hunting, because that's really all you do the entire time. My kids both really enjoyed it. We found lots of fossils including 2 very good size (but not huge) sharks teeth (one was a megaldon) and a really cool whales tooth. Mark Renz the owner/guide took us to an excavation pit. He was so nice & helpful and really showed us what to look for - he was great with my kids. I believe he lives in Lehigh acres but he took us out someplace near Arcadia.

We have looked for sharks teeth on Venice Beach many times over the years, but over the last year it seems we find less and less every time we go. I've heard this is possibly due to beach renourishment?? We have found some nice shark's teeth there, but nothing approaching the size of what we found on the fossil/megalodon expedition.

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5. Re: shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

Hello,

I am a resident Floridian and I live just south of Venice Beach on the Gulf Coast. I can tell you from personal expirience that the best shark tooth hunting is in Venice Florida. My personal favorite beach, which is also the beach where I've had the most luck finding really decent size and quantity of shark's teeth, is Casperson Beach in Venice. It's tucked in behind the airport and is a really great, quiet, undeveloped section of beach. The best spot to find teeth there is beside the rocky jetties. Look for anything dark (nearly black) and shiny in the shell hash. Good luck tooth hunting and I hope that your son enjoys his first trip to the ocean!

Miranda

Vice-President

Florida Gulf Coast University's Marine Science Club

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6. Re: shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

You are better off staying in Sarasota. As the beach in Clearwater is not to nice as far as the water goes. And actually in Venice is a beach nick named shark tooth beach which is not to far a drive from Sarasota. The water in Clearwater is itchy due to an algae that grows naturally and an huge amount of gas in the water from boats. Crescent Beach is really nice. There are rocks that you can go exploring on as long as you are careful because they get slippery. You are definitly more likely to find the teeth you are looking for on a less populated beach. Which Crescent would be the best bet. Just wanted to let you know.

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7. Re: shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

I know that this post is quite old, but I was hoping to get some updated info on the current conditions of Shark's teeth hunting vs the Expidition route. We'll be returning to the area in a couple of weeks, and had good luck finding teeth on Manasota Key beaches this past April, but no luck at all on any of the Venice beaches, including Casperson's. Has anyone been there recently that can let me know the current "hunting" conditons. Also - has anyone been on the Expidition lately? I'm making a mosaic picture using my shark's teeth, and I'm a long way off from completing it - and please don't suggest places to buy them. I really want to find every single one :=)

Thanks in advance.

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8. Re: shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

Sue, i almost just cant believe (tho not calling you a liar lol) that you didnt find many teeth on Venice. For millions of years this is where they wash up on beach, all fossilized teeth. None fresh and new. I've never known a family of 3 to walk that beach (IN THE MORNINGS) and not find atleast 30 teeth. Now its more rare to find a megladon or a large large tooth, but it does happen. Most mornings we could easily find upwards of 100 teeth in less than 2 hours, mostly just laying on top of the sand.

If you waited to go after the morning, then you might not have had the luck since people do this daily (locals) and there are always people digging in the sand and picking up the ones on top every mornings.

We usually went around 7-8am, and still werent the firsts on the beach by any means.

I would be careful swimming there tho, the waves are awsome, but lots of unfriendly swimmers are known to habit the area. Esp if you see dolphin close by, they are most likely feeding, as are other things. cue jaws music.

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9. Re: shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

Hi Libby,

We were surprised at the lack of teeth in Venice also, as we had seen so much about how great the area was. We stayed right on the Venice beach at the Bechcomber, and were out early every morning for sunrise. The beaches were bare - no shells or shark's teeth. There was an elderly gentleman who was out every morning, and he had only found 1 shark's tooth that morning. He said that he used to scoop up a handfull of sand anywhere on the beach, and there would be shark's teeth in it. He blamed the lack of them on the beach renourishment that had been done there. We did go to Casperson's Beach, and some folks had found some right in the rocky area, but we never seemed to get there early enough to find any. There were a lot of people there looking though, as it was the Shark's Tooth festival week. I'm thinking the timing might have been bad, as is often the case on Sanibel Island when shelling. Some times we can't pick them up fast enough, and other times you look to no avail. Thanks for the input though. Maybe we should check back again this trip.

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10. Re: shark teeth...and a 9 yr old boy.

Does anyone know if the shark tooth "hunting" is good right now? I know the beach restoration kind of made it difficult to find them in the past but just wondering if it has gotten any better?

Thanks