Gold Plated Fossil Mako Shark Tooth Pendant
The Extinct Mako shark lived in the Miocene era approximately 12 million years ago. Mako Sharks grew up to 30 feet long and had a deadly arsenal of 147 razor-sharp teeth. There have been teeth found that exceed 3 Inches! Standard Measurements are taken from the tip to the longest root side. Every eighth of an inch equals 1 foot in length. Therefore a 3 Inch tooth would belong to a 26 foot long Mako Shark. The Mako fed on squid, large fish, and even aquatic mammals. The power of its jaws was incredible and it could slash through vertebrae and rib bones with ease. These teeth were found scuba diving in the rivers of South Carolina at depths of around 30 feet.