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THE SHARK TEETH HUNTING IN ENGLEWOOD IS INCREDIBLE

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Englewood is home to some of the best shark teeth hunting in the world. Whether its your first time or you are kind of a pro, you are guaranteed to find shark teeth.

Sharks may shed thousands of teeth throughout their lifetime and if the conditions are right, those teeth will fossilize.

The fossilized shark teeth are found on the shores, in the wave zone and in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. If you have been to a beach in Englewood, you have definitely seen people shark tooth hunting. Its a fun and peaceful way to enjoy your day.

HOW DO SHARK TEETH BECOME FOSSILIZED?

These teeth must sink to the seafloor and be swiftly covered by sediment in order to become fossilized. For a variety of reasons, rapid burial is essential for the formation of fossils.

 

The sediment shields the teeth from potential deterioration from weathering, abrasion, and scavenging caused by exposure to open water and currents.

 

Burial reduces exposure to the oxygen and bacteria that cause deterioration. Fossilization is a lengthy process that typically takes thousands of years to complete. The preservation of shark's teeth occurs through a process called permineralization. This happens as water flows over the teeth and through the sediments.

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HOW TO FIND SHARK TEETH IN ENGLEWOOD, FL

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Find shark teeth while walking along the beach. With a keen eye, you can find shark teeth while walking along the beach. The shark teeth are usually in a cluster of other ocean debris like shells and rocks.

 

Unless you are at a secluded beach, or there was a recent storm, these get found sooner. But its always to fun to check the sand while your walking because you might just find some.

Find shark teeth along the water's edge. Along the waters edge seem to be the "easier" way to find shark teeth. The wave action will produce piles of shells that are constantly being washed.

Here you can find them by walking, you can set up a beach chair and play in the sand, you can bend over and sift through the piles with your hands or you can use tools that make your job easier.

The waters edge is the most popular spot.

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best places to find shark teeth in englewood, shark teeth hunting englewood, shark teeth, fossilized shark teeth, englewood, beach, how to find

Find shark teeth in waist deep water. Many shark teeth hunters wade out into the waters a bit to find shark teeth. They will use sand flea rakes or scoops and then a floating sifter.

They do this by digging into the sand with the long scoop, then they shake out some of the fine sand, after that they place the "sand" on a floating sifter (which is usually made from PVC, a screen and a pool noodle) and then sift through the pay dirt hoping to find some teeth. 

Find shark teeth by snorkeling. When the water is clear, its fun to venture out and see what you can find under the sea. This method takes a little more skill and patience, but to some they find more and the ones they find may be larger.

 

There should be an area that you can find that collects more shells and debris. Most likely it is in a valley or depression. That's a good place to find some shark teeth. Also, after storms, the wave action will unearth shark teeth and they are easier to find.

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WHAT ARE THE BEST BEACHES TO FIND SHARK TEETH IN ENGLEWOOD, FL?

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The best beaches are the ones less traveled. Don Pedro Island State Park can only be reached by boat or ferry, so that beach has more than Englewood Beach which is the most popular beach in Englewood. 2nd best spot is Stump Pass Beach, and the farther south you go the better.

Blind Pass Beach and Manasota Key Beach are good too. Just head a bit further away from the parking lot and your chances will be better.

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FINDING FOSSILIZED SHARK TEETH IN ENGLEWOOD, FLORIDA
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