Have You Ever Wondered Why So Many Megalodon Teeth Have Peeled Enamel?

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In the above megalodon shark tooth photo, you can see barnacles that have attached themselves to the sharks teeth. These little guys are the primary factor that destroys the enamel on shark teeth.
These barnacles love to fasten themselves to hard structures. You will see them attached to pylons, and boats, on the river and ocean floors.
Barnacles feed through feather-like appendages called cirri. The cirri rapidly extend and retract through the opening at the top of the barnacle to comb for microscopic organisms.
There are over 10 different species found in SC. They can start noticeably growing,In as little as 3 days. These barnacles grow in the shape of a volcano. These volcano-shaped organisms grow on the edge of the enamel. As they start growing the base of the barnacle expands under the enamel lifting it upwards. As it lifts the enamel new barnacles start growing under the lifted enamel.

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