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Due to scheduling issues, our December 2017 meeting will be
December 9, 2017 @ 7:30PM.
Hope to see you there.

President's Message

And just like that, 2017 is over. While the summer rains and hurricanes kept the rivers too high to fossil hunt for most of the summer, the currents have seemed to wash out a lot of fossils. As I write this, the last day of hurricane season is but a few days away and hunters are beginning to find the fossils left in Hurricane Irma’s wake. There’s never been a better time to get back into rivers for some SCUBA or screening. Don’t forget to keep those hunting permits up to date!

TBFC had a great auction at the November meeting. We had LOTS of items and made a good amount of money to spend on scholarships this coming year. I want to thank Dr. Bob Sinibaldi and Rachael Cronin for working the auction and to all of you who donated items. And to those of you who spent money on the auction lots. Thank you all!

Why Are There So Many Shark Teeth at Venice Beach
Bob Fuqua
December 9th, 2017

Why are there so many shark teeth at Venice Beach? The answer is not because SCUBA Bob Morgan seeds the beach every morning. It’s a question we get a lot here at TBFC. I’ve heard many answers, and I’ve heard a few people just make stuff up on the spot. So here’s a great opportunity for everyone to get on the same page with some correct answers to why Venice is the shark tooth capital of the world.

Bob Fuqua has written the book on Venice Beach shark teeth, literally (Fossil Shark Teeth of Venice, Florida and Hunting Fossil Shark Teeth in Venice, Florida). Bob is retired from a career in cryptology, so who better to decode the mystery of the Venice shark teeth?

Please take notice that TBFC’s December 9th meeting is on the SECOND Saturday of the month. As the hustle and bustle of the holidays descends upon, take a break from the stress and join us for an evening of paleontological fellowship. I hope to see a good crowd at the meeting.

I want to wish all TBFC members the happiest of holidays and a prosperous and safe 2018. Be safe, and good hunting.

Good Hunting

Michael Searle