Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Beach Replenishment

When you love the ocean as much as I do, you are interested in everything that goes on.

DSCN5164

We met the sweetest group of people on Myrtle Beach last week and walked over to see what they were doing.

1005121840

They were digging for shark’s teeth.

1005121840a

They explained that the beach undergoes a beach replenishment about once every decade and when it was done a few years ago, they have had great success at digging for shark’s teeth. They showed us some huge teeth they had collected over the years. At the time we didn’t have our camera with us but later my hubby came along and took a few pics with his phone.

1005121841

It was so much fun to talk to them and watch them dig and sift the sand. They were friendly and gave us a lot of facts and trivia on shark’s teeth and fossils. We were surprised when they showed us the BIG pile of shells they had uncovered and told our granddaughter she could dig through them and have whatever she wanted! That really made her day (and mine, too)!

1005121841a

And then later, we were walking around and my hubby found a shark’s tooth. It wasn’t as big as what they were finding but he offered it to them. They were nice enough to tell us to keep it! Our FIRST!

DSCN5165

Have you ever seen a shark’s tooth? I looked up info on them but didn’t really find a good site to link to. But I did find out they are white when they are in the shark’s mouth and turn black when they come out! Interesting!

22 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I found a bunch of sharks teeth 2 years ago when I was visiting Kaybe. It was so much fun!

Jane and Chris said...

My first shark's tooth too!!
Jane x

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

How interesting, didn't know they changed color!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, I had no idea they turned black like that!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That is pretty amazing...good for you for finding one.

Now ...ahem on our West Coast beaches we certainly didn't find sharks teeth.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Vee said...

An entirely different world down there! And a fascinating one...

Lily Bets said...

No,never..It could eat many cakes every day to have this black tooth!

Della said...

I have found sharks teeth! But you know that lol. Congrats on your first tooth!

Susie said...

I bought a shark's tooth necklace for my grandson once. He really thought that was cool. It all looked like fun with everyone digging. Smiles, Susie

Susan said...

What wonderful fun. We found some shark teeth once when we were at Hilton Head Island, but mostly our girls wanted to collect sand dollars. After they dried out, my mother, who was an artist, painted scenes on them for the girls. A lovely keepsake of a beautiful vacation, XOXO

cucki said...

wow great fun xxx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I didn't know much about shark's teeth but I did know that some of the sheller's find lots down in Florida!
hugs, Linda

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Looks like a fun day! congrats on finding your first shark's tooth! I learned something new, that the teeth turn black.

Kim K. said...

How fascinating! What a great discovery and fun activity to do with your family.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What??! That is so cool! And were they finding shells buried down that deep too? Did they do anything in particular with the teeth?

✿Carol✿ said...

I thought searching for shells at the beach was fun, but looking for shark teeth would be SO exciting! What a great way to keep little kids occupied when they get bored too. That tooth is the ultimate souvenir from your trip!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Wow, I had no idea one could look for shark's teeth on the beach and then to learn they turn from white to black...how interesting. Hope you have been doing well. I missed you while I was away~

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

How interesting. What a great experience this must have been for your granddaughter. Don't you just love meeting people like this?

Katherine Wolak said...

How exciting! To think that used to be in the mouth of such an incredible fish!

Hugs,

Trace4J said...

Good Morning
How cool.
I learned something new and interesting. I can't wait to share that with my granny boy. He loves sharks.
Hugs
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

JG said...

What a great find!
~Judy

Chenille Cottage said...

What an incredible find, Diane!
It looks like that big guy missed his annual dental check up a few times!
Smiles,
Carolynn