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Shark’s Teeth!

April 13th, 2009 by theAddison

One of our guests just got back to the inn from Fort Clinch State Park with a most impressive collection of shark’s teeth. Donna had about a dozen of them including the big one that is about an inch long and a few tiny ones. She has been collecting for years and this is the most she has ever found on one beach.

She found them along the beaches in Fort Clinch State Park. These are all fossilized teeth that were probably laying in the bottom of the St Mary’s River for thousands of years. They dredge the river every few years to deepen the channel for the subs and all of the dredgings get placed on our beaches. Along with the sand comes the shark’s teeth.

Collecting shells or shark’s teeth is a great way to spend the afternoon. The weather this time of year is perfect with temperatures in the mid to high 70s and no humidity. The beaches aren’t very busy either. Who knows what you’ll find… that perfect unbroken whelk shell, a message in a bottle or maybe even a handful of shark’s teeth..

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