August 1, 2011

7 Year-Old Finds the Holy Grail of Shark's Teeth in Havelock, NC

The Herald Sun
August 1, 2011
By Melody Guyton Butts

DURHAM -- Living in the coastal North Carolina town of Havelock, beach days are a regular occurrence for 7-year-old Jesse Duncan and his family. But it took a trip to the Bull City for Jesse to unearth "the Holy Grail" of shark's teeth.

In Durham for a Duke Children's Hospital checkup in mid-July, the Duncans decided to stop by the Museum of Life and Science for a little fun before hitting the road.

Jesse had been sifting through gravel in the Fossil Dig site on the museum's Dinosaur Trail for five or six minutes when he spotted something that he knew wash special...

After hours of online research and communication with paleontology experts and enthusiasts, the rare fossil was identified as a symphyseal cow shark's tooth, estimated at about 10 million-15 million years old...

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