Posted by Bailey Kaufman | 04.25.2024 | Marine Science

Shark Teeth

In the coastal town of Wilmington, North Carolina, shark tooth fossils tell tales of ancient oceans and prehistoric predators. These fossils, often found along the shores of nearby beaches or excavated from the region’s sedimentary layers, provide a glimpse into the past, dating back millions of years. Wilmington’s proximity to the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean makes it a prime location for fossil hunting enthusiasts.

Fun fact: The most common shark teeth found in Wilmington belong to the extinct Megalodon, the largest shark to have ever existed, reaching lengths of up to 60 feet!

Additionally, the area is rich in fossilized remains of other marine creatures, offering a comprehensive picture of the diverse prehistoric ecosystem that once thrived in these waters.