Shark Teeth?

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.  

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