The Carcharodon Megalodon (Giant Great White) was the largest prehistoric carnivorous vertebrate that ever roamed our oceans. This species lived approximately 2 to 28 million years ago. This beast lived to exceed 60ft, three times the length of a large great white. The shark in the movie Jaws was not even this large!
Divers and fossil hunters have found their fossilized teeth as big as 7 5/8 inches. These shark teeth have been found in rivers in places such as California, Florida, North Carolina , Virginia and especially South Carolina. Other shark teeth can be found in these rivers as well such as Great White, Angustiden, Auriculatus, Tiger Shark, Mako, Thresher, and Benedeni. Sharks are known to feast on whales, dugongs, turtles, sea lions and other fish. Occasionally you might be able to see the serrated tooth slashes through other fossilized animal remains.
I invite you to come and find your own fossil treasure from the most fierce predator to ever roam our prehistoric oceans.