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Cooper River
Charleston S.C.
June 6th-8th, 2008

photos by: Sandy, Rick, and Jerry

Here are a few of the specimens we collected on the bottom:

Box turtle shell fragment, pleistocene epoch.

Very cool set of fused vertebrae. It is unusual to find the verts together, especially in the river. I have not identified these yet.

Same as above.

Fossil coprolite, possibly alligator? You will notice that some of these specimens look wet, they are not. I found a location in the river that was covered in sand, the sand was blowing off the fossils. I think the sand must have had a polishing effect on the fossils from that location. All the pieces I collected from this site look polished when dried.

Whale inner ear.

Above pics: large whale inner ear bone.

To give you an idea of how large the big ear is. The one on the right is the typical size we find in the 2-3 inch range.

Ballast stone from an old ship.

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