Future paleontologist, Molly, was out searching for fossils on Christmas morning when, what to her wondering eyes appeared…but a huge Megalodon tooth! Molly was excited to share her awesome find with our paleontology department at the museum! We love seeing and hearing about the treasures you find along the shore. New in 2023 is our First Fossil Friday program! On the first Friday of every month we invite the public to bring their findings to the museum to be identified by museum staff from 1-4:30 p.m. We hope to see you and your fossils soon! Enjoy Molly’s photos below! The Prince Frederick family said Molly and her older sister, Natalie, asked for and received insulated waders so they could go shark tooth hunting “like the professionals!”. Once receiving their gifts along with gear their father made they set out with him with Molly declaring on the way “I’m looking for a Meg!”. Not even half an hour later she got the huge Christmas gift! Stephen Godfrey, the curator of paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum, stated the tooth belonged to the Otodus megalodon, the now-extinct shark species. Reported as “one of the largest, if not the largest marine macropredator the […]
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