A favorite pastime of recreational divers exploring the waters off Florida’s coast is hunting for teeth of the monstrous megalodon. A nightmarish prehistoric predator, the megalodon was an enormous shark species that’s been extinct for some 2.6 million years. Now in summer 2016 one particular diver was hunting for the elusive teeth of this beast from a bygone era. And yet he found something that was in fact much rarer.
These megalodon teeth that so many divers go in search of are, it’s worth noting, pretty awesome; and you can get an idea of just how awesome from this photo, which shows two great white shark teeth next to a single megalodon tooth. It’s therefore easy to see why divers might get excited about finding a tooth from this giant creature – which could attain lengths of almost 60 feet.