Friday, November 07, 2014

Shark's Teeth

I posted this photo on our Facebook page two days ago, and it received 7,000 views, a record for us. It was so popular that I decided to post it here for those of our readers who are not on Facebook.


















I was walking along the beach several days ago, and stopped when I saw this tiny bundle of shark's teeth. I was surprised because I had never before found a shark's tooth on Ocracoke.  There were 75-100 small teeth, all connected and obviously from one animal.

I brought them home, and laid them outside, hoping ants would attack the cartilage and separate them for me.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1910 article about waterfowl hunting. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102114.htm.

7 comments:

  1. That is really cool! I've never seen anything like that on the beach and it's not for a lack of trying!

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  2. Anonymous9:55 AM

    I agree. What a spectacular find. How about you, Philip? Does this top your own list of beach finds? In our family, the list is topped by the $100 bill that our youngest son, about 8 years old at the time, found floating in the ocean while playing at the lifeguard beach.

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    1. Two other memorable treasures from the sea were shoes destined for Jim Jones' ill-fated compound in Guyana, and a quartz arrowhead.

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  3. Anonymous4:28 PM

    ALMOST LOOKS LIKE A WORK OF ART....IN A WIERD WAY. I LIKE IT. GOOD FIND.

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  4. Anonymous9:15 PM

    Very cool. Thanks..not a fan of facebook so appreciate you sharing.

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  5. Anonymous12:29 PM

    perhaps a marine biologist, natural history museum expert could weigh in on the subject

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