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A six-year-old boy foraging for shells with his Dad on a beach in Suffolk discovered a fossilized shark tooth belonging to a mighty megalodon.

Sammy Shelton, from Bradwell, near Gorleston, was exploring Bawdsey Beach with his father Peter at the weekend (7-8 May) when he found the tooth.

Other fossil hunters on the beach, which is a popular spot for enthusiasts to hunt for ancient relics, told the youngster how rare and significant his find really was.

Sammy with the monster tooth of a megalodon

Sammy with the monster tooth

While megalodon teeth are known to be found around the world, only one or two are found in the UK annually.

Photo credit: Peter Shelton

Mark Evans
Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. 30-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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Alex Krasnic
Alex Krasnic
6 months ago

Would be interesting to stick the tooth sample in a lab for Carbon Dating…

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