I work as a sales associate with Keller Williams Realty Charleston-West Ashley. I assist people with buying and selling of real estate in Charleston South Carolina. I work specifically in the James Island, Folly Beach, West Ashley, Johns Island, and Downtown areas.
Let me start at the beginning. I grew up in Atlanta Georgia. The particular areas being Kirkwood, East Lake, Decatur, Clarkston, Stone Mountain, and Avondale. I attended elementary school in the Kirkwood area and high school in the Clarkston area. I earned a BMET degree in 1977. After college came a long and rewarding career as an inventor and product designer. Towards the end of my engineering career, I relocated to Charleston SC. I purchased a home on James Island in 2002. I truly enjoy coastal living. For a southerner like myself, I think Charleston is one of the best places in the United States to live.
I selected Charleston for many reasons. One of the reasons is because of its interesting history. Other reasons include, the wonderful restaurants, delicious seafood, easy ocean access, beautiful beaches, warm water, great boating opportunities, three offshore reefs for Scuba diving, and lots of fossil hunting.
I became interested in Paleontology in 1996. Finding and collecting fossilized sharks teeth is a very popular hobby in the Low Country. I often get asked “where in Charleston can I find fossils”? Well first one must understand a little about the earth and how things change over time. Fossils are formed in the sedimentary layers of the earths crust. They will remain there until something disturbs them. Rain, rivers, and creeks, are what typically cause a fossil to become dislodged from the sediment. The fossil will then gravitate towards other materials of the same weight and density. This is why fossils (sharks teeth) are often found in gravel beds. The best areas to search for fossils in Charleston are the bottoms of the creeks and rivers.
Below you will find a video of the College of Charleston Museum of Natural History. This museum has an excellent display of fossils. It is located in downtown Charleston and well worth a visit in my opinion.
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Some people develop a Megalodon Shark Tooth obsession. The Megalodon is popluar because of it size. People become obsessed with finding bigger and bigger Megalodon sharks teeth. The largest Megalodon I have personally seen, held, and measured, was 7-1/4″. Below is a map I made that shows where I have found Megalodon Sharks teeth. (scuba required)
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