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Cooper River Trip
Film Expedition
October, 2011

Photos by: Rick Jacquot, Sandy Jacquot

After spending most of the summer working on my smaller boat to dive the Florida rivers, and making two fossil hunting trips down there, I decided it was time to get out the big boat and head to the Cooper.

Sandy and I packed up our gear and headed out, four hours later, we were at the dock and loading the boat.

Can you tell I'm happy to be here!

Sandy brought Roxy along as a gator locator.

Gator locator alert system attached to end of snout.

Loaded up and ready to head out.

First stop, the Red Banks.

I have found many nice fossils at this site, the water was cold this trip, so it slowed me down quite a bit.

Entrance to French Quarter Creek.

Roxy alerts on a gator!

It turns out to be a big dead one in the rice marsh, maybe hit by a boat or shot by a gator hunter that couldn't retrieve it in the shallow water. Its sad that they kill these animals, they have never bothered me while diving and I enjoy seeing them cruising the river.

Keeping watch on the river.

On the Cooper River, this is called a "Low Rider".

Heading back to the dock.

I took Sandy by a friends house to video some of his collection. This is one of the largest megalodon shark teeth in the world, it measures over 7".

Classic beauty, and the boat ain't bad either 8^)

Can't wait till next spring!


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