Prehistoric giant shark teeth found on Australian beach

Carcharocles angustidens

Using his auto keys, Mullaly carefully pried from the rock a shark tooth about the size of his palm.

According to the museum, these teeth provide evidence that a shark which would have grown to more than 30-feet in length, almost double the size of a great white, "once stalked Australia's ancient oceans" approximately 25 million years ago. During two expeditions taking place last December and January, Fitzgerald led a team of experts to the location where Mullaly found the teeth to excavate. He returned to the boulder a few weeks later and to his surprise dug up several more 3-inch teeth.

That was just one of multiple teeth Mullaly found that day in 2015.

The recently found fossilized mega-shark teeth were dated 25-million-year-old and are now on display at the Melbourne Museum until October 7th.

The shark was about twice the length of a normal great white shark.

Fitzgerald suspected they came from one individual shark and there might be more entombed in the rock.

More news: Trump Threatens Tariffs on Canadian-Made Cars

Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil hotspot at Jan Juc, on the country's famous Great Ocean Road some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Melbourne, when he found the teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of a great white, AFP reported. "We need to go back down there and dig'".

In the video below, Fitzgerald comments on the importance of this discovery and the contribution that citizen scientists like Mullaly bring to paleontology.

In total, Mulally said the team took "40 teeth out of that boulder, which is just extraordinary". The find, announced Thursday, marks only the third set of Carcharocles angustidens teeth in the world and the first ever in Australia. This means that the sixgill shark's behavior has not changed much for tens of millions of years. They'll be on display until October 7.

Philip Mullaly found the set of shark teeth in Jan Juc, a renowned fossil site along Victoria's Surf Coast. Although the team found evidence that there was only one megashark there, they found indications that there were several different sixgill sharks on the scene.

Though it was the fiercest predator in the sea during its time, this colossal shark must have died and sunk to the seabed.

"It's shark eating shark", Fitzgerald said.

Related News:

  • Jorginho, Sarri debut with easy Chelsea win

    Jorginho, Sarri debut with easy Chelsea win

    Hazard appeared for the final 15 minutes, as Real Madrid continue to circle, and gave a reminder as to just why he is so coveted. When asked how long it could take for his players to be at their best, Sarri surprised many with his response.
    Wolves' Owners Set Target Of Winning Premier League By 2025

    Wolves' Owners Set Target Of Winning Premier League By 2025

    Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw says that scoring his first senior goal "is the best feeling" that he has had in his career. Jagielka saw red after 40 minutes. "We are comfortable and confident with the way we are starting the game tomorrow".
    Japan Economy Returns to Black After First Dip in Two Years

    Japan Economy Returns to Black After First Dip in Two Years

    Japan has repeatedly said it prefers multilateral trade negotiations, which put it at loggerheads with the United States. But the country is likely to struggle to grow strongly in the coming quarters.
  • Svitolina grounds Konta to keep title defense on course

    Svitolina grounds Konta to keep title defense on course

    Maria Sharapova also beat the odds in emphatic style with a 6-0 6-2 win over number 12 seed Daria Kasatkina. Ukraine's Svitolina, the world number five, took 85 minutes to move into the quarter-finals.
    CBA and World Bank collaborate for DLT bond issuance

    CBA and World Bank collaborate for DLT bond issuance

    The team at CommBank has carried out intensive research and analysis to ensure that the bond issuance is carried out smoothly. The initiative is also part of the World Banks' mission to stop poverty using innovative technologies like blockchain.
    Man Utd: Jose Mourinho finds some harmony at last - Dublin

    Man Utd: Jose Mourinho finds some harmony at last - Dublin

    He got that from his team's display at Old Trafford, from the way they started so well to how they saw the game out at the end. Claude Puel, the visiting manager, said: "It was a shame to concede this goal at the beginning of the game".
  • Airline Worker Steals Aircraft, Crashes Near Seattle

    Airline Worker Steals Aircraft, Crashes Near Seattle

    They believe there were no passengers on board and no structures hit when the plane crashed into Ketron Island on Friday night. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said the man, who has been identified as Richard Russell , was 29 years old and "suicidal".
    Sidhu likely to attend Imran Khan's swearing

    Sidhu likely to attend Imran Khan's swearing

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has chose to appoint Imran Ismail as Sindh governor, a press statement by the party said Saturday. The India-Pakistan ties nose-dived in recent years with no bilateral talks taking place.
    Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

    Nasa spacecraft heads to sun for closest look yet

    The $1.5 billion craft will travel towards the centre of our solar system on a mission to discover more about unsafe solar storms. NASA hope the breakthrough journey will reveal why the sun's outer layer - the corona - is hotter than the surface.
  • Over 450 people hurt in Romania protest clashes

    Over 450 people hurt in Romania protest clashes

    Viorica Dancila, the pprime minister, in turn accused Iohannis of "inciting the population against the authorities". Romania, a country of 20 million, remains among the poorest and most corrupt members of the EU.
    'Suicidal Male' Steals Plane And Crashes After 'Unauthorized Takeoff' From Sea-Tac

    'Suicidal Male' Steals Plane And Crashes After 'Unauthorized Takeoff' From Sea-Tac

    Video has surfaced appearing to show the hijacker successfully executing the maneuver, some time before his fatal crash. At one point, he apologizes and says he is a "broken guy" with "a few screws loose". "I don't know man", Rich said.
    Search Underway for Marine Who Went Overboard Near the Philippines

    Search Underway for Marine Who Went Overboard Near the Philippines

    The Philippine government facilitated diplomatic clearance for United States assets involved in the search and rescue operation.


Most liked

Indian envoy in Pak meets Imran Khan, discusses bilateral ties, terrorism
Khan also expressed hope of Indian participation in the upcoming SAARC Summit, scheduled to be held in Islamabad soon. Khan retired from global cricket after captaining the national team to glory in the 1992 World Cup in Down Under.

UK Economy Picks Up Some Speed, Brexit Hurdles Ahead
The increase in GDP was driven by strong growth in both the services and construction industries. Growth of 0.9 percent in construction also contributed positively to GDP growth", the ONS said.

Trump has choice words for ex-aide Omarosa
Manigault Newman also describes Trump as a man who "loved conflict, chaos and confusion; he loved seeing people argue or fight". She previously stated in an interview on Friday with NPR that she has heard Trump on an Apprentice tape using the racial slur .

England vs India, second Test, day four
Bairstow looked set to follow Woakes to his hundred before he edged a flat-footed drive at Hardik Pandya behind. I hope they go for the former. "I didn´t have that (a Test century) on my radar at the start of the day".

Widodo Announces His Running Mate
The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) last month said that Jokowi's electability remains as high as 58.2 percent. Since 2015, Ma'ruf, 75, has been serving as the chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).

Torchlight Frontiers confirmed by Perfect World, Echtra Games
Have you ever played a Torchlight game before? Torchlight was released in 2009 and Torchlight 2 followed in 2012. The shared world part points to an online only game with persistent servers and procedurally generated worlds.

Gary Neville reacts to Paul Pogba's 'weird' penalty
Luke Shaw sealed the points seven minutes from time before Jamie Vardy headed home a consolation for the visitors. I was meant to come inside and I managed to get in front of him [his marker] and put it in.

New Zealand will ban plastic bags for good
Some retailers have begun implement their bans. "I always try and reuse my bags and the less bags in the environment the better". In an effort to tackle plastic pollution, New Zealand is committed to banning plastic bags for good.

Barty glides into Canadian Open semi-final
The Ukrainian even got a service break to close the gap to 5-3, but Stephens broke right back to take the set. Halap complained Friday about playing the first semifinal day after two straight night matches.

Finau only just makes cut despite record-equalling birdie blitz
Those birdies after his big blunder stood out to Finau, one of only 11 players to make the cut in all four majors this year. All told he tallied 10 birdies (tying a PGA Championship record), three bogeys, a triple, and a partridge in a pear tree.

Maurizio Sarri not aiming to repeat Napoli formula at Chelsea
From there though he appeared more at ease, chipping balls into midfield and looking for Jorginho at every opportunity. Only in the final third do they start moving at speed, placing great emphasis on the two wide men, Willian and Pedro.

Sterling slides below $1.29 as Brexit sell-off worsens
The pound has lost more than 10 per cent since April and is down nearly 15 per cent since the Brexit vote in June 2016. It had a similar slump against the euro, down to a nine-month low of €1.11.

Another Upset: Greek teen Tsitsipas outlasts Anderson in Rogers Cup semifinal
Today was an absolute pathetic match I don't even think he played well'. "I don't think he played well". Tsitsipas struggled with a first-serve percentage of 47 per cent, well below Zverev at 70 per cent.

Moderate salt intake is not harmful to health, study finds
China is the only country in their study where 80 per cent of communities have a sodium intake of more than five grams a day. An increased cardiovascular risk was only observed in communities where the average intake was greater than 5 g/day.

‘Blade Runner’ Star Sean Young Wanted for Questioning by NYPD
In recent years, however, Young had seemed to be doing well, as she'd consistently snagged acting gigs. She has entered rehab twice and agreed to be a patient on VH1's " Celebrity Rehab With Dr.