Giant shark teeth wash up in Surf City, North Topsail Beach

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Massive shark teeth have been washing up on eastern North Carolina beaches after recent storms unearthed them from beneath the ocean floor.

Several fossilized teeth from a Megalodon have been found by beachgoers in North Topsail Beach and in Surf City.

"Oh my God, like I said, I felt like I was a lottery winner or something," said Denny Bland.

Experts at the Aurora Fossil Museum say that by comparing today's sharks and the length of their teeth, they estimate that every one inch of a tooth's length equals ten feet. So a six-inch long tooth belonged to a Megalodon that was around 60 feet long.

Experts say the North Carolina coast is known as a premier spot to find fossilized teeth from the giant shark.

Cynthia Crane, director of the museum, says fossils that had been hidden were disturbed. Along with rain and high tides, they found their way to shore.

Some of the teeth were about the size of an adult's hand.




 
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