Preserved megalodon teeth were found throughout the world from New Zealand to Denmark and Japan. This suggests that the massive predator was a global shark. ( Carla Burke | )
A North Carolina couple found a megalodontic tooth while walking on the beach. The find complements the many discoveries of megalodon teeth around the world.
Discovery On The Beach
On August 1
The tooth was later confirmed by her friend Audrey Longtin, who works in a café with a fairly large collection of shark teeth, as a megalodon tooth, including megalodon teeth. According to Longtin, it's pretty easy to pinpoint a megalodon tooth because it's quite large. In this case, the tooth the couple found should be 4 inches long.
The couple plans to show the tooth in their home to show their family and friends.
This is not the first time that megalodon teeth were discovered in North Carolina. Obviously, in 2015, beachgoers discovered "record amounts" of megalodontal teeth being washed ashore, probably due to hurricane Joaquin, which caused heavy rains, high winds and high tides along the east coast.
The megalodon is the largest extinct shark ever documented, and one of the largest fish recorded. His name actually means "giant tooth," which makes sense because the largest ever megalodon tooth is about 7 inches long or three times larger than a large white one.
In terms of size, he still does not realize how big Megalodons really were. Based on the size of the predator's teeth, some experts believe that the megalodon could grow up to 60 feet, while others believe it could get bigger at 80 feet. For comparison, the whale shark can grow up to 20 feet long, while whale sharks can grow up to 32 feet long.
Interestingly, megalodon teeth were actually found in many parts of the world, from New Zealand and Denmark to Japan. India and Croatia. In fact, in a single day in Suffolk in 2016, a man even found over 80 megalodontal teeth in a river.
According to experts, this indicates that the megalodon is likely to be distributed, although this is also possible because the waters were warmer and the continents were closer together at the time the prehistoric shark lived.
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