MIOCENE SHARK TEETH, CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MD

Donald Kenney (donaldkenney@gmail.com)
Last Update: Tue Jan 19 08:05:51 2016



Introduction

Miocene marine vertebrates at Chesapeake Beach, MD.

The Site(s)

Location

The fossils here -- abundant shark and ray teeth, a few mammal teeth, some disarticulated bones, rarely a crocodile tooth or fragment of turtle shell -- are eroded from the Upper -- Plum Point Marl -- member of the Miocene Calvert Formation.

Maps


Rules and Access

Collecting on the beach is permitted. Do not dig in the cliffs which are very soft and erode easily. Not only is digging dangerous (pulling a cliff down on your head is rarely a good idea), it will also make you unpopular with the locals.

Since there is little or no beach at high tide, you will want to time your visit for a time when the tide is low, or at least is receding. Tide table Chesapeake Beach

Note, for Mar2011 Low tide is at noon on 8th and 21st. Moves ahead about 1hr each day.

Related Localities

Paleontology

Geology

Formations (youngest first)

Other Stuff

None

References

Copyright, Licensing, and such

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