I always get excited about the first day in Lee Creek. My favorite part about Lee Creek is that you never know what is going to make your day. Today was no exception. I was looking on a Yorktown hill when I saw what I thought was a whale vert sticking out of the hill. So I pushed it out with my boot. It rolled down the hill a little. The way it rolled caught my eye. It did not look like a whale vert. I picked it up and started cleaning off the dirt when I noticed that this was not whale vert but a huge shark vert. I though it to be Galeocerdo Cuvier and a big one at that. My suspicions were confirmed by Pat Young and Bill Hiem. They thought it was at least 18 feet. After finding the vert I was good for the day so I helped Krista learn the formations and put her in some good sediment. She did very well.
3.5" Bird

A Lee Creek bird bone.
6.31" Busycon Sp.

A Lee Creek Pear welk.
.94" Carcharhinus Sp.

A Lee Creek Carcharhinus.
1.13" Carcharhinus Sp.

A Lee Creek Carcharhinus.
2.25" Carcharocles Chubutensis

A nice Lee Creek Chubutensis.
2.31" Cosmopolitodus Xiphodon

A nice Lee Creek Mako.
1.13" Dolphin-Porpoise

A Lee Creek earbone.
1.25" Dolphin-Porpoise

A Lee Creek earbone.
1.06" Galeocerdo Cuvier

A Lee Creek tiger shark.
1.13" Galeocerdo Cuvier

A Lee Creek tiger shark.
1.13" Galeocerdo Cuvier

A Lee Creek tiger shark.
1.69" Isurus Hastalis

A nice Lee Creek Mako.
1.69" Isurus Hastalis

A Lee Creek Mako.
1.94" Isurus Hastalis

A nice Lee Creek Mako.
.88" Merluccius Sp.

A Lee Creek swollen vert.
1.63" Merluccius Sp.

A Lee Creek swollen vert.
2.75" Shark Vert

This is the biggest non-meg vert I have ever seen. It is 2.5 inches tall. It is thicker than a soda can and half the height. The best thing is it was chewed on. Another awesome Lee Creek find.
2.88" Whale

A Lee Creek sperm whale tooth.
4.63" Whale

A Lee Creek whale finger bone.
5" Whale

A Lee Creek sperm whale tooth.

fossil hunting trip from 3-1-08


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