|Even my shell sistah Pam of iLove Shelling couldn't resist a road trip up from Sanibel to Manasota Key for a little shark's tooth action.|
Collecting shark's teeth is no different. On any given day on Manasota Key there will be hundreds of beach-goers walking the shoreline looking for shark's teeth. The casual shark's tooth hunter is usually looking in the shallow water and on the surf line for shark's teeth. They are not really sure if what they are finding is a rock or a shark's tooth but it doesn't matter because...Hey, I'm on the beach and not at work. Once their passion grows for finding shark's teeth there is a need to aquire equipment. The enthusiast now has a sand-flea rake aka shark's tooth shovel to really get in the game. Now they are digging & sifting on the water's edge making some real progress. Then we have the fossil big dawgs that scuba dive off the coast of Manasota Key to find the big Megalodon shark's teeth. Some have their own boats or kayaks. Others hire a charter that takes them out to dive The Boneyard. The Boneyard is an ancient riverbed off the coast of Manasota Key that holds an amazing amount of fossils especially shark's teeth.
Personally, I love my shark's teeth but I am a casual collector. I enjoy the walk on the beach & the sunset as much as I enjoy finding the teeth themselves although I do visit the beach more than the average person. But I sure enjoy the video clips & fish tales of the more serious divers. Would I love to find the big 6" Megalodon? You bet but I'm not a scuba diver. I have too many dental fillings that under 10 feet of water feel like they are about to explode in my mouth and I am also somewhat claustrophobic. And Hello. Shark's teeth come from....... sharks, big duh! I'm happy to walk on the shore & pick up a handful to dump in my jar.
Located out of Englewood, FL is Man Overboard Charters. Capt. Rick Warren is available for scuba, fishing, or just sight seeing charters.
Capt. Jamie Bostwick of Aristakat Charters has been on the local waters most of his life. Even when he is not working you'll find him on the water fishing or diving - He does what he loves.
|I met Devorah today on the beach. She is an artist that lives in the Englewood area. She picked up her bag of shark's teeth in about an hour on Blind Pass Beach on Manasota Key.|
|She has no fancy shell shovel or digging tools. Heck, she didn't even wear a bathing suit. She's just enjoying a nice walk up the beach and finding a few shark's teeth in the process.|