WORLD'S LARGEST FOSSIL SHARK
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the world's largest fossil shark?
CREATED: May 13, 2010
There are many sharks today that can instill great fear
in even the bravest human should they be unfortunate enough to get too close.
But even the largest of these sharks pale in comparison with some of their
ancestors. And if you take a look at the world’s largest fossil shark, you’ll
know exactly what we mean!
The largest fossil shark is the combination of many
fossils from probably at least a few different sharks. But all those sharks were
the same kind – they were Carcharodon Megalodon sharks, the biggest shark to
ever swim the oceans of earth. The Megalodon shark is also known as the
megatooth shark because they had hundreds and hundreds of teeth. It’s thought
that they evolved during the early Miocene period, and that they remained on
earth until about two or three million years ago. It’s also believed that these
sharks were about 50 to 60 feet long, while the largest shark alive today, the
Great White Shark, usually only grows to be about 20 pounds. The large whale
evolved at around the same time as the Megalodon and this is part of the reason
that it’s believed that the Megalodon ate large whales as a large part of their
It is the fossil of the Megalodon that’s the
largest fossil shark in the world, but it is not a fossil of just one single
Megalodon shark. It’s actually a combination of Megalodon bones, teeth, and
vertebrae that deep sea diver, Vito Bertucci has been actively trying to collect
for over twenty years. And although he finally has a full set of Megalodon
teeth, there are still many parts of this gigantic animal that need to be put in
place. There’s no doubt though that if there are more fossils to be found, that
Vito Bertucci will find them. Not only is he dedicated enough to face sharks and
alligators to get to his quest, but he’s also appeared on the cover of National
Geographic for his recovery efforts!