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Still Not Finding Any Bone While Shark Tooth Hunting? [VIDEO]

Brian Sterowski might be able to help you there. He seems to have shark tooth hunting down pat.

That is if you can figure out where he’s going.

He posted this video on YouTube a few days ago, and it seems he walked into a gold mine, or a shark tooth mine. He’s surely in a river, which is all the information he gives. But look closer. It looks like its affected by tides, or the area is in extreme drought. I’d guess tides because the ground is wet.

Then if you look on his YouTube page you see he has also posted videos from Virginia and Mexico very recently. Good luck following this guy.

I reached out to him to see if he had anything else to offer, besides specific locales, and got no response.

Regardless, here is his latest video on the subject and I’ll give some tricks I’ve learned to find these bony-four-leaf clovers of the sea below.

True, they could have just put the teeth in these spots just before they filmed, and that could be done easily enough. But someone had to find them.

I’ve learned a few tricks and had decent luck just recently at Carolina Beach, in North Carolina. I was waiting for a few friends to join me for some surf fishing when I saw a guy standing bent over, with his back to the ocean, peering at the ground. Every few seconds he would quickly grab something in the surf. I figured he was shark tooth hunting.

Prior to this day I’d never found either a shark tooth, or a four-leaf clover. I talked with the guy at the beach for a few minutes, and he told me I had a perfect spot to search right where I was sitting. It was a shell dump on a natural mound near the dunes, and the tide, which was almost at its peak, was at that moment constantly washing over the spot, spreading out the hundreds of thousands of shells and other sea scraps in a thinner and thinner layer; thus making it much more easy to find specific shapes.

He told me first to concentrate on shiny black objects, and that those teeth have been in the ocean for a million years or more. They seem to stand out in sharp contrast to the many different colors and patterns of the shells lying in abundance. Then, of course, the shape was important.

Within a few minutes of heeding his advice, while he stood there, I found the first one. Then a few more. Within two hours I’d found thirteen. Not a very lucky number. But hey…

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Tom Sullivan

The other thing worth mentioning is the beach I was on was obviously affected by tides, but it was also very close to a river system and large nursery area, lined with grass flats; a hunting area for sharks.

I wasn’t just on any beach. The area is close to the extreme southern end of what locals call “the island.” This area is an intersection of the Cape Fear River, the Atlantic Ocean and a brackish nursery area. Edge habitat galore, exactly what wildlife gravitates to, whether in the water or on the ground.

So if you live near the coast and want to try your hand at a different type of bone collection, look for similar land and sea characteristics and give it a try.

Now about that four-leaf clover…


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Still Not Finding Any Bone While Shark Tooth Hunting? [VIDEO]