Florida: Caspersen Beach and Shark’s Teeth

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Caspersen Beach: Fossilized Shark’s Teeth & Fish Vertebrae Collected Years Ago

Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida (south of Tampa) is famous for its fossilized shark’s teeth.  Venice is known as the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World”.  Years ago you could find handfuls of shark’s teeth as you walked along the shore; now you have to put an effort into finding them. Some people even use specialized scoops bought in local gift shops to find shark’s teeth in the water.  An annual shark’s tooth festival is held in Venice every April:  http://www.sharkstoothfest.com/.    An excellent article about the Venice area and shark’s teeth is at:  http://www.authenticflorida.com/authentic-travel/southwest-florida/enjoy-the-thrill-of-discovering-shark-teeth/   Shark tooth identification is at:  http://www.elasmo-research.org/education/evolution/guide_f.htm

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

3 Responses to Florida: Caspersen Beach and Shark’s Teeth

  1. Diane says:

    I found your blog looking for images (locations) of big rocks on a beach big enough for two people to stand on… Trying to do some wedding planning. Do you have any great recommendations?

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