Fossil Hunting at Calvert Cliffs

the shorline

the shoreline

We’ve been focusing on Earth Science the last few months, and most recently, learning about fossils.

Friday we drove down to Chesapeake beach to fossil hunt near the cliffs. Fossilized shark teeth are a common find.

some random dude and a view of the cliffs -miocene formation in southern Maryland

some random dude and a view of the cliffs -miocene formation in southern Maryland

The cliffs are off limits for digging as officials are worried about landslides and injury, but people comb the beach at the low tide looking to see what fossils may have been washed free.

 

 

Pete sifts the sand looking for fossilized shark teeth

Pete sifts the sand looking for fossilized shark teeth

 

 

 

We sifted and dug and searched for two hours and found one small fragment of fossilized shell.

Lily gives it a go

Lily gives it a go

While it was disappointing the kids enjoyed the search. We want to go back on another warm day in April or May.

 

 

Tessa exploring

Tessa explores

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