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    March 2015
    Megalodon Tooth Size Vs. Body Size.

    Megalodon Body Size Vs. Tooth Size

    I updated an older page with more recent information and images. It's how to calculate the size of a megalodon that a fossil tooth came from. In other words, if you have a fossil megalodon tooth and want to know how big the shark was, this page will tell you!

    January 2015
    Shark Teeth Colors

    Why Are Shark Teeth Different Colors?

    A new topic has been posted. Why are Shark Teeth Different Colors? This article briefly discusses processes that cause the different colors, patterns, etc. on fossils.

    Spinosaurus Facts and Information

    Spinosaurus Gallery

    A Spinosaurus page has been added. Since the 2014 paper, there has been random blips of this creature all over the internet. Here's a complete guide to this aquatic dinosaur, fully cited!

    Also, there were many more types of Spinosaurus dinosaurs than just the Cretaceous North African one. Here is an article on all of the other Spinosaurus dinosaurs, complete with images and citations.

    NOVEMBER 2014
    T rex Gallery - Facts about Tyrannosaurus Rex

    T-Rex Page Update

    New info has been added to the T-rex page. This is based on the new Tyrannosaur trackway discovered in British Columbia. Added is information about this dinosaurs speed and social behaviour based on measurements from this trackway of 3 Tyrannosaurs. An image of the trackway was also added.

    AUGUST 2014
    Shark Week 2014 Shark Facts Gallery

    Shark Week Came and Went:

    Discovery has literally gone off the deep end and filled Shark Week with fictional documentaries, dramatizations, and mokumentaries such as:
    Monster Hammerhead
    Shark of Darkness: The Wrath of Submarine
    Megalodon: The New Evidence
    Since these misleading specials seem to have left science in the dust, here are a few articles that are actually cited by scientific journals that will help you sort out the real facts!
    The Shark Gallery - Browse 10 Genera of Sharks

    Real Hammerhead Facts
    Real Megalodon Facts
    Real Great White Shark Facts
    Why Megalodon is not Alive

    JULY 2014
    East Coast Dinosaur Fossil Hunting Trip

    Dino and Supercroc Trip:

    I went on my first fossil hunt for Dinosaurs and Supercrocs. This was on the East Coast, where dinosaur material is very fragmentary. Although everything that could have gone wrong went wrong, including the loss of the Jet Ski, we all ended up with some dino teeth and some supercroc (Deinosuchus) teeth! Check it out!


    The Fossil Gallery

    Here you can browse through a sample inventory of prehistoric animals and learn about each one.
    When possible, the specific fossils are linked to additional information, articles, fossil collecting sites, and collecting trips.

    And yes, for those of you looking for information on the megalodon shark and fossil megalodon shark teeth, the megalodon shark gallery is here.

    Fossil Collecting and Fossil Sites around the Mid-Atlantic

    Take virtual fossil tours to collecting sites!
    This section includes fossils hunting locations, fossils found at specific locations, collecting info, tips, site photos, etc...
    If you want to know where to find fossils, or need help identifying a fossil, this is your place.

    Fossil Collecting Trips

    Read about our latest fossil collecting trips to various fossil locations and see what fossils we found.
    This is a good section to check out if you are planning a fossil trip to one of the fossil collecting sites.

    Printable Fossil Identification Sheets

    These are printable fossil identification sheets for a few fossil sites. The sheets are in PDF format for easy printing or downloading to a smart phone. Included are sheets for common shark fossil identifications and trilobite identifications for various places.

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