Shocking Shark Teeth

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    Bill Heim posted an update in the group Shocking Shark Teeth

    Lingual side (side facing the inside of the mouth) left – Labial side (side facing outward) right



    • That’s an excellent specimen, @bill-heim. What causes the iridescent-like glow?

      • Just the light shining off the enamel, I’m guessing. There may be pyrite underneath the enamel.
        The day I found this in Lee Creek, the weather was super nasty. It was about 35-40 degrees when we arrived in the morning and the temperature dropped all day. The water was warmer than the air. The wind was blowing about 30mph. It was sleeting. You had to wade through waist deep water to get to a place to collect. There was a dry matrix ramp ending straight out from the bus about 200 yards long. About half way, there was a small flag probably marking something to look at in the future or maybe an old flag (there was nothing there). People that started down the ramp thought it was a collection boundary marker and turned around. I knew better as it was the wrong color and all by itself. So I continued down the ramp. By the end near the water, I could see this tooth laying out, fully exposed. I quickly ran and snatched it up before my collecting buddy could spot it. The collecting was absolutely terrible that day. No one found anything worth mentioning (except me). I didn’t show it to anyone on the bus ride back (my buddy had seen it already and he was pissed) as I didn’t want to start a riot.

        • Oh that’s so bizarre. And what a story!!! That tooth is definitely beautiful enough to start a riot, an excellent find on a miserable day!

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    Daniel Murrhee posted an image in the group Shocking Shark Teeth from the myFOSSIL app

    Check out this shark tooth, It’s hollow all the way down to the tip!! What occurred to make this happen?? #fossil

    • @victor-perez has a better answer than me but this is a tooth that was just forming so you only get the enamel sheath. These are some of my favorite finds!

    • hmmm interesting. Thank you @Jeanette-pirlo

    • I am sure there are a few opinions on this and probably some controversy. In Mark Rentz’s Book Megalodon, Hunting the Hunter book, page 84, he writes about how teeth are replaced and states that the youngest teeth, which are the least developed and furthest back consist only of the enamel shell without a tooth base. I am no expert but his comments do make a bit of sense to me at least . ha ha. 🙂 If you have not read the book, I highly recommend. Its a great book and Mark Is a great guy too 🙂 PS there is also a picture of a tooth in the book that is very similar too

    • Makes more sense than what I was thinking, that some kind of worm drilled out the root of it. thank you.😊 @kelli-carpenter-2

    • Shark teeth are formed in a conveyor belt system. The enamel forms first and at first it is hollow and chalky. The enamel becomes more solid and the root begins forming starting with the middle. By the time it reaches the second replacement tooth position, it has full root lobes and is a solid tooth. The teeth rotate forward from below the gum, eventually emerging from the gum and pushing out the tooth in front of it. Each replacement tooth is a tiny bit larger than the tooth it is replacing in front of it (makes sense as the shark is growing larger). Although the rounded part of the tooth is usually more visually attractive (lingual side), the flat side of the tooth (labial side) faces outward.

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