What fossils have been found at Calvert Cliffs?

The Calvert Cliffs contain an AMAZING amount of Miocene fossils. There are Fossil Sharks, Marine Mammals, Reptiles such as Crocodiles and Turtles, and even rare Land Mammals. Also, for the sea shell lover, there are Countless invertebrate fossils.

How old are the fossils at Calvert Cliffs?

8 to 18 million years old
Fossil specimens at the Calvert Marine Museum; ancient shells are embedded within Calvert Cliffs; erosion slowly reveals ancient fossils buried in the face of Calvert Cliffs; Godrey explains the layers of Miocene sediment; the exposed cliffs range in age from 8 to 18 million years old.

Where are dinosaur fossils found in Maryland?

From the central to the eastern part of the state, here are 5 places to find dinosaur and other prehistoric fossils.

  • Dinosaur Park. Museum. View.
  • Calvert Cliffs State Park. Park. View.
  • Calvert Marine Museum. Museum. View.
  • Maryland Science Center. Museum. View.
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Museum. View.

Why so many sharks teeth at Calvert Cliffs?

The teeth you find at beaches in Southern Anne Arundel and Calvert counties aren’t from sharks now living in the Bay. The teeth fall from the eroding cliffs around the Bay, where sharks lived during the Miocene Epoch, around 17 million years ago.

Are there dinosaur bones in Maryland?

Dinosaur fossils are found in rocks in central Maryland. These rocks are from the Mesozoic era, between the Triassic and Cretaceous periods. Most of the specimens are found in the Arundel Clay (Lower Cretaceous), the Severn and Mt. Laurel Formations (Upper Cretaceous), and the Gettysburg Shale (Upper Triassic).

Why are there so many shark teeth at Calvert Cliffs?

Did megalodon live in Maryland?

Perez, who has studied sharks from the Chesapeake to Central America, explained that the Bay as we know it didn’t really exist 10 million years ago. Maryland’s entire Eastern Shore was completely submerged and sharks like megalodon inhabited waters that flooded over the Atlantic Coastal Plain.

Can you find megalodon teeth in Maryland?

Megalodon: Megatooth Fossils Found at the Calvert Cliffs of Maryland. Megalodons are among the most sought after teeth in the Calvert cliffs and other nearby Miocene exposures.

Where can I find fossils in Maryland?

Tag Archives: Fossil Hunting in Maryland

  • Purse State Park. [2020 Update: Purse State Park is now known as the Purse area within the Nanjemoy Wildlife Management Area in Charles County, MD.
  • Flag Ponds Nature Park.
  • Calvert Cliffs State Park.
  • Bayfront Park aka Brownie’s Beach.
  • Matoaka Beach.