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Shark Tooth
(2008-03-27)
(wgvu) - PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - A Port Huron teenager thought he found
an odd-looking rock while snorkeling in the St. Clair River last
August.
But his father, Craig, watches the Discovery Channel a lot --
and he knew right away it was a petrified shark tooth.
Michigan State University paleontologist Michael Gottfried says
the 3-inch-long tooth came from a species called Carcharodon
megalodon (car-SHAR'-oh-don MEG'-uh-loh-don).
The megalodon went extinct 2 million years ago. But Gottfried
suspects the tooth was carried to the area by a human, either
recently or by earlier natives in the area.
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