A while back I posted about a place my son dubbed "Shark Tooth Island". It's an area along the Rappahannock River where people said you could find shark teeth. Always up for an adventure, we went to check it out. We were surprised to find that within the sandy cliff walls of the beach were hundreds of scallop shells. One particular area of the beach had them tumbling out of the walls, onto the beach and even layering the water.
|Chesapecten Jeffersonius VA state fossil|
Scallop shells and barnacles were everywhere and we filled our buckets with the Pliocene treasures- treasures that could be 5.3-2.6 million years old.
Imagine, these scallops lived during the time of the Wooly Mammoth, the Saber Tooth Tiger and the Megalodon Shark.
I am anxious to go back and spend a day rooting around there. Wouldn't it be grand to find a Megalodon tooth?!
Read about the shark teeth we did find here