Location:

Calvert Cliffs of MD

~ 22-8 Million Years Old
Early to Middle Miocene
Chesapeake Group: Calvert, Choptank, and St. Mary's Formations



Additional site images:

Wildlife shots, Scenic shots, Fossils as found, etc..




The Calvert Cliffs after a freeze in January

The Calvert Cliffs during a blowout tide

The Calvert Cliffs after a freeze in January



The Calvert Cliffs during a blowout tide

The Calvert Cliffs after a freeze in January

Ice on the top of clay blocks in the winter create strange mushroom-shaped erosion patterns.



Ice on the top of clay blocks in the winter create strange mushroom-shaped erosion patterns.

Cliff section along the bay

Excavating a partial porpoise skull for the Calvert Marine Museum.



Excavating a partial porpoise skull for the Calvert Marine Museum.

A film crew along the bay

Getting ready to launch during sunrise for a fossil filled day



Exploring a little island in search of washed up fossils



Excavating a partial porpoise skull for the Calvert Marine Museum.

Another Great Blue Heron catching small fish in a small tidal flat

A whale or porpoise vertebra still partially in the clay beach.



Kayaking from the cliffs

Mako laying on the beach

Sunrise at Brownies Beach


cow nosed ray startled by the kayak
On sunny days, Cownosed dray will
sun themselves on the surface

This one was startled by the Kayak.

Another cownosed ray
close up of a cow nosed ray just under the surface
Close-up of a cownose ray on the surface



Cliffs at Matoaka Cottages

Ray plate still in matrix

Snorkeling for fossils
*Tools of the trade*
*How/Where to look*



A snorkel eye view

Rays visited us while snorkeling

Rays continued to visit us while snorkeling



View of Brownies Beach at sunrise

A rough dive




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