The pair found a tooth of a megalodon – a giant prehistoric shark – and this tooth is the size of a man’s hand

Walking around South Carolina, the couple managed to stumble upon a fossilized megalodon tooth in the riverbed, and it seems to be from three to five million years old

Megalodons were huge sharks that existed in prehistoric times. An amazing find was made by Jessica Rose-Standafer Owens and her husband Simon Chandley Owens as they walked along the Stono River near Charleston, South Carolina. They noticed a gray mass protruding from the dirty riverbed, and decided that it looked like a “shark tooth”. And that was really him. Perhaps no one would want to swim in the waters where creatures of similar sizes lived.

Thought I'd share again since it hit the news yesterday 😆

Posted by Jessica Rose-Standafer Owens on Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Representatives of the Mays Brown Museum of Natural History at Charleston College noted: “Charleston is known as the world capital of megalodons! As for the epoch, most likely, the tooth eroded from the Goose Creek limestone, so this is the Pliocene (~ 3-5 million years ago). ”“ According to Megalodons were the largest sharks that ever existed on this planet, and their length could reach 60 feet, which is three times more than that of a white shark. The earliest megalodon fossils date back to 20 million years ago.