Day Trip For Shark’s TeethBy
Eleven year old David was the perfect guy to meet on the Blind Pass Park beach in Englewood to ask about finding SHARK’S TEETH. Clark and I took a day trip up to Manasota Key (about an hour and a half from Sanibel) to look for shark’s teeth yesterday and met David while we were searching (and finding!). He knew everything there was to know about the history of a shark’s tooth and how to find them. “Every time a shark bites something, he loses teeth. Then that tooth is replaced by another in the row right behind it…..like a vending machine!” He even saved $250 of his own money to be submerged in a cage surrounded by sharks in Orlando. Now that tells you how crazy David is about sharks!
You can see how long David had been hanging out in the water….look at his finger tips! LOL But better yet, look at all the shark’s teeth!
This is David’s grandmother that he was visiting in Port Charlotte. She’s a collector too.
This is what the good “tooth piles” (I’m so used to saying “shell piles”!) look like. Did you find the tooth?
This shark’s tooth screen that blog buddy Karen (The Essential Beachcomber) gave me (see it on Shark’s Teeth Treasure post) was so easy to use. Clark’s pointing at two teeth in one scoop. It works great, thanks Karen!
So, can you guess how many teeth Clark and I found together in about one hour? No?
One hundred and eighty three …. that’s 183! …and a fun little rock with a hole in it (top left) that Clark picked up.