the jaw set is composed of 182 fossil teeth, some over seven inches long and is expected to sell for $700,000 (£436,000) at a sale by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas, on 12 June,
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Do Not Mess With Fish 130
and you thought fish were fun!
many years ago I used to go fossil hunting, the place was in the Thames estuary, on the Isle of Sheppey, what made it a fossil hunters dream was that London clay meet the sea, the sea did all of the work by washing the clay away to expose the fossils, but the ones I found, normally sharks teeth were a lot smaller than the ones above, these are from a 16-metre long Megalodon shark, which died out 1.5million years ago,
it took famed fossil hunter Vito 'Megalodon' Bertucci almost 20 years to reconstruct the jaw, the largest ever assembled and which measures 11ft across and is almost 9ft tall, Vito Bertucci died in 2004 in Georgia while diving for prehistoric shark's teeth, his brother Joey Bertucci, who is auctioning the jaws, said: 'this was Vito's legacy, he loved it, he dragged it around everywhere'