connectVideoMegalodon killer shark may have been swept away by great white sharks
A high school girl who stumbled upon a buried treasure, while spending her spring break on a beach in North Carolina.
Avery Fauth and her family and the love for scouring the sand for shark teeth when they are on a beach. But Fauth attributes her recent prehistoric find — a megalodon shark tooth — on North Topsail Beach to happiness.
“I look around and I see something buried in the sand,” she told WECT. “I discovered it and continues to come, and it is this large tooth, and then I keep it on and I am yelling for my mother.”
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Fauth’s father got the family interested in searching for shark teeth.
“I was surprised that they found one],” he told the news station. “I’ve been looking for 25 years and I have still not been found.”
“I was really shocked and happy for her that she found something that large,” he added.
Fauth was also surprised by the find.
“I was like, ‘Is this a dream?’, because I do not believe that I found it,” she said. “They are really rare to find and they are pretty big teeth, and they’re pretty cool.”
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The megalodon is considered as one of the, if not the largest marine predator to life, had a huge teeth — some approaching almost 8 inches in length. According to a study published in March, the shark that millions of years is the grinding of the teeth for a better predator.
Another recent study, published in February, suggests the megalodon died about 3.6 million years ago, about 1 million years earlier than initially thought. The study is also the hypothesis that the competition of the great white shark has contributed to megalodon’s extinction.
Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia, contributed to this report.