View Full Version : Video: Shark tooth Diving
10-15-2004, 11:14 AM
Spearit charters fossil hunting offshore of NC.
Look at the size of those Teeth!
Spearit Charters Shark Tooth diving Video. (http://www.charlestondiving.com/pics/teeth.wmv)
10-15-2004, 12:23 PM
Man, those were all the same tooth just planted in different areas!! :p ;) That was pretty cool....and those megs are huge!! How well do they clean up with all the growth on them? What depth?
10-15-2004, 12:44 PM
Those are all different teeth found on 1 dive in an area about 25ft square and it was not a "salted" area. Last Sunday one diver found a 6 inch tooth and another found a 6 1/2 inch tooth. It's not unusual for 6 divers to find over 100 teeth a day in 2 dives without even moving the anchor. I'll shoot some pics of ones my mates have picked up and post them after 1 Nov. I'll be without a computer till then while in Carolina Beach(charters 16-17and 20 thru 31) unless the weather gets me, I won't come home till then.
easy to clean them, just vinegar and water soak for about 30 min and all growth comes right off.
10-15-2004, 12:59 PM
Those are all different teeth
I know Tom, I was just making a joke :) I'd love to find some teeth like that, just can't make it up to NC to do it. I'd like to see the pic's if get them, have a good one.
10-16-2004, 07:42 AM
Tom,nice teefus.Nsearch you can dive for teeth all over Fla too.Peace River shouldn't be that far.
10-16-2004, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by 100days-a-year
Nsearch you can dive for teeth all over Fla too.
Yea, rumor has it that the Florida Gulf Coast is loaded with teeth from the baddest of all sharks, the Hectoraladon.:D
11-09-2004, 06:15 AM
This is a sample of what is being found after they've been cleaned.
11-09-2004, 08:59 AM
The teeth in that video look incredibly clean. I knew a guy who dove for them in the Cooper-Santee river in SC, and the ones he found did not look like teeth. They looked like rocks until he cleaned them up.
Been a long time ago, but I think he cleaned them by putting them in some hydrochloric acid for a while.
11-09-2004, 11:36 AM
white vinegar and water mix works best, anything stronger destroys the enamel.
11-09-2004, 03:06 PM
Damn! those are some big ass teeth! I'd have to have someone watching my back while digging for those even if they are thousands of years old!
11-09-2004, 11:57 PM
Makes you wonder what might still be out there!!
11-10-2004, 03:57 PM
That video is awesome! What time of year do you get that kind of vis and what was the water temp? Looks like a trip to the Carolinas are in order.
11-11-2004, 03:12 PM
I think that video was shot back in June and the temp was around 70-72deg. Our vis is like that pretty much year round except right after storms when there's lots of surge. It gets really clear inshore Nov-Feb when the temp drops to 50-60. Offshore the temps will stay 65-72 during winter then warm up to 80 from late May to Oct. You may want to check out the video of Pat Greens trip in Oct on the Spearfishing Photos forum.
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