A North Carolina couple taking a stroll on Wrightsville Seashore in North Carolina got here throughout a uncommon, prehistoric discover Tuesday: a megalodon tooth.
“Effectively he dropped all the way down to his knees and was simply type of like, ‘Ah!’” Sydney Williams instructed NBC12 of her boyfriend Brian Piccirilli, who first noticed the tooth.
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The couple later shared the uncommon discover with their pal, Audrey Longtin, who makes jewellery from shark tooth she finds whereas scuba diving off the seaside’s coast.
Longtin famous that discovering a megalodon tooth of that dimension with out venturing offshore is “actually, actually fortunate.”
The megalodon, which went extinct hundreds of thousands of years in the past, was the largest shark ever documented.
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The couple’s discover comes after an Australian man discovered a set of fossilized tooth belonging to a prehistoric nice jagged narrow-toothed shark, which is formally generally known as a Carcharocles angustidens.
Fox Information’ Chris Ciaccia contributed to this report.