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Enter to Win a Real 5 Inch, NC Megalodon Tooth

5 Inch North Carolina Megalodon Tooth Giveway More about this tooth: This authentic fossil tooth was collected by a commercial diver off the North Carolina coast after it eroded out of the Hawthorn Formation.  At 5.01″ long it would have come from an adult, prehistoric, mega-shark, probably in the 40-45 foot size range.  The tooth was supplied by our partner  Check them out for many real, fossil Megalodon teeth...


Megalodon Myth: Recent Megalodon Teeth Have Been Found in New Caledonia

In our latest post in a series covering Megalodon myths and false “facts” we will cover the claim that recent Megalodon teeth have been recovered in New Caledonia.  The claim of Megalodon teeth dating between 11,000 and 24,000 years old being dredged up around this island is frequent fodder for conspiracy theory websites and has been repeatedly mentioned in the comments on our Facebook page.  It even got air play from...


Fossil Megalodon Teeth Washing Up On NC Beaches After Storms

A fossil Megalodon tooth that recently wash up on a North Carolina beach. (Channel 6 News, NC) is reporting that several beach-goers are reporting finding abundant fossil shark teeth, including Megalodon teeth after recent coastal storms and higher than normal tides.  These teeth started being found at the beginning of October from Surf City to North Topsail beach. While the teeth of several different types of prehistoric sharks are being found, the biggest prizes are the large, fossil Megalodon teeth.  These teeth...


Megalodon Tooth Compared To Great White Tooth

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6 5/8″ fossil Megalodon tooth, a 3 1/8″ fossil Great White and a 1 1/2 inch modern day Great White. Photo Credit: Brandon Zulli of

The largest Megalodon teeth could reach sizes in excess of 7 inches.  Compare this to the largest modern day Great White Shark teeth which are under 3 inches.  Check out the photo below comparing a large fossil Megalodon tooth, a fossil Great White Shark tooth (they grew bigger during the Miocene) and a modern day Great White tooth.  Pretty impressive… Most recent analysis puts the Megalodon’s maximum size at around...


New, Rewritten Version of MEG Being Released Nov, 10th

Steve Alten has announced on his Facebook page that an all-new anniversary edition of MEG is being released on Nov. 10th.  At nearly 600, pages this paperback combines a completely rewritten and expanded version of MEG with MEG: ORIGINS.  This release was originally slated for next summer but has been moved up for undisclosed reasons. Steve is appealing to fans to call their local bookstores, and notify them of the release...


What is the largest Megalodon tooth ever found?

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Largest verifiable Megalodon tooth at 7.48" long. Photo credit Craig Sundell

Fossil Megalodon teeth are relatively common in some areas of the world, such as the coastal regions of the SE United State. Most adult Megalodon teeth fall into the 4-5 inch size range. As teeth approach 6 inches they become rare, representing far less than 1% of teeth. These 6 inch teeth obviously represented extremely large individual sharks. Very few Megalodon teeth have ever been found exceeding 7 inches. Many...


Could The Megalodon Be Alive In The Deep Ocean?

Megalodon from the deep.

Many book and movie plots have suggested that the giant Megalodon shark could still be alive in the deep oceans (such as the Marianas Trench). The argument goes that most of the deep ocean lies unexplored, so who knows what could be down there, maybe there is a Megalodon. But, how much scientific reality is there to this argument. One claim is made that we had never caught or filmed...


Life-Sized Chocolate Megalodon Teeth

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Life-sized chocolate Megalodon teeth by

Why bother with a single candy bar when you can enjoy the nearly endless enjoyment from a massive chocolate Megalodon shark tooth? Imagine this fierce predator roaming the open ocean as it did for hundreds of years. It’s bite is nothing to joke about – with teeth as big as 7 inches in length! This incredible shark stalked prey at a size of 60 feet long, dominating the waters it...


Is The Megalodon Still Alive?

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Count the Megalodon still be lurking in the deep ocean? Science says, No

If Megalodon sharks were still alive today, they would be a breathtaking sight. They were the largest sharks ever — up to three times longer and thirty times heavier than today’s great white sharks. Or as a shark scientist quoted by National Geographic put it, “A great white is about the size of the clasper, or penis, of a male Megalodon.” Their teeth averaged 3 to 5 inches — and were sometimes more than 7 inches long....


Just how big was the Megalodon Shark

Megalodon size compared with a Whale Shark, modern Great White Shark and human.

The Megalodon was the largest known predator in the history of the Earth, at least based on its weight. The sperm whale is a little bit longer, but also lighter.  Over the years the size estimations of the Megalodon shark have changed, as the science surrounding it’s evolution has progressed.  One of the issues in estimating it’s true size is that the skeletons of sharks are made out of cartilage...