Description

    LARGE MEGALODON TOOTH
    Carcharocles megalodon
    Miocene
    Morgan River, South Carolina

    This fearsome-looking fang comes from the mouth of the Megalodon, an ancient ocean-dwelling predator similar to today's great white shark (although the taxonomic relationship is hotly debated). Its name, appropriately, means "big tooth" in Greek, and reaching overall lengths exceeding 50 feet, it is the largest shark ever to have lived. Today, scuba divers must brave 30 to 50 feet of the frigid, almost zero-visibility waters of the Morgan River near Charleston, South Carolina, to "grub" for these specimens. This fine example is a monstrous specimen, with excellent dark gray patination to the attractively grooved enamel, superb serrations, and measuring 6 1/8 inches long.


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    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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