Hurricane Matthew unearthed an exciting artifact for one Virginia couple. Nat Campbell and his wife Peggy were on vacation at North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and stumbled across a prehistoric shark tooth.
“We had been there maybe 15 minutes, standing in ankle deep water and all of a sudden I looked to my left and within two feet I saw this shark’s tooth, which I thought it was a shark’s tooth but I’ve never seen anything that large,” Campbell said. “My wife though it was a rock. And I reached over and picked it up and I saw the serrated edges so I knew then that it was a big shark’s tooth, but I had no idea it was a Megalodon.”
The couple took the tooth to the Ripley’s Aquarium in South Carolina and there they were informed the tooth was no ordinary shark tooth. It was likely millions of years old and came from the biggest shark to ever swim in the ocean…the Megalodon. The Megalodon could grow up to 60-feet long, while a Great White shark can only grow to roughly 20-feet.
The couple plans on framing the piece in a shadow box and displaying it in their home…you know…as a killer conversation piece!
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