Did You Know?
- Sharks continually shed their teeth. Some sharks shed nearly 35,000 teeth in their lifetime.
- Some sharks teeth date back to over 450 million years ago. The majority of teeth recovered are from the last 66 million years.
- Shark teeth are located in rows several deep. When a tooth is ejected a new tooth is already in place ready to replace the ejected tooth. The average shark has 15 of these rows.
- Teeth can vary in shape, sharpness and design depending on the particular shark’s diet.
- Throughout history, sharks teeth have been used as tool and even weapons.