Artist In Residence ~ Edisto Beach State Park, Day 5

May 16, 2015  •  4 Comments

In Search of Shark's Teeth

If you asked any visitor that has been to Edisto Beach more than one time, 'What is the "THING" to do here....you'd most likely get a response related to finding Shark's Teeth!  

Let's see what the big deal is all about in my Day 5 adventures....ISO Shark's Teeth.

With all these shells and thousands upon thousands of little black things, where do we start?

These hidden treasures can be found at any spot on the beach, but are much easier to spot as the tide waters recede and leave little streams and puddles along your walk.

Every one has their style of the "EDISTO CRAWL"..., digging, sifting, squatting, etc while their eyes scan for black and gray points and triangles.  

Since shark's teeth are not attached to gums on a root, they loose at least one or more per week, especially as they get stuck into their prey.  With an average of 15 rows of teeth, their teeth are replaced in a day.  These fossilized finds along the South Carolina coast are mostly from the Tiger, Bull, Lemon and Sand Sharks.

It's easy to say, "I can't see them" but when you find your FIRST one....you are hooked and are ready to continue your search for more!

At the end of your trip comes the comparison time before your treasures are put into a bottle to be added to next year.... who found the biggest, the smallest and the most!

So come on down to Edisto Beach and join the search and observe the others doing the CRAWL down the beach from dawn to dusk.  There's a shark's tooth or two just waiting for you!

 


Comments

4.Cindy(non-registered)
Love the pictures, they are all awesome!
3.Sue l(non-registered)
love the scrap booking cutter being used
2.Jennie Amaker(non-registered)
I love it! The Edisto Crawl is so much fun.....and if you're not used to doing it, can surely make you sure for the next few days to follow! Thank you for showing me and Suzanne how to do the Edisto Crawl!
1.Brenda(non-registered)
Pam I love the photo of the shark tooth and shells. I would like to purchase a print of this. Let me know how much for a 5x7 and 8x10. Thanks. These post are fantastic. We haven't been to Edisto for years. Your photos are calling me to come visit. You rock girl!!!
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