Our Associate Director of Guest Engagement brought in an Animal Artifact from his private collection today: a 5in Megalodon tooth!
5 inches of #megalodon tooth brought in for show and tell among the Animal Interpretation Associates. Megalodon was the largest shark to ever swim in the ocean. Megalodon teeth have been found all over the world and measure up to 7 inches long. Very cool (and rare) to see an actual tooth in person! #libertysciencecenter #jerseycity #hoboken #newark #nyc #bayonne #LibertyStatePark
Megalodon lived millions of years ago during the Cenozoic Era and is believed to have grown up to 60ft long. Its closest living relative is the Great White Shark.