Museum educator Rob Groat was at Inglewood Library recently teaching about dinosaur footprints when this amazing fossil shark tooth was brought in to show the students. An uncle of one of the Kaimata students had found this large megalodon tooth in the hills behind Stratford, Taranaki. The megalodon is a 15-20 meter extinct shark that swam in the sea approximately 15.9 to 2.6 million years ago. This fossil tooth was so well preserved it still had its white layer of enamel and very sharp edges.
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