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Megalodon: A little girl discovers a 3.5 million year old shark tooth

A nine-year-old girl discovered a “megalodon” shark tooth fossil in Maryland that is at least 3.5 million years old, which remains a fabulous find.

The girl’s mother named Molly Sampson said the girl was looking for a missing fossil on a local beach in Calvert Beach waters, and the discovery was made on Christmas morning.

Future paleontologist, Molly, was out searching for fossils on Christmas morning when, what to her wondering eyes…

Posted by Calvert Marine Museum on Friday, January 6, 2023

The tooth is palm-sized and dark in color, and it belonged to a shark Otodus magalodon.

Here is Molly’s mother Alicia’s account of the mind-blowing find:

“She told me she was wading through knee-deep water when she saw it and dove in to retrieve it. She said her arms were all wet, but it was totally worth it.”

Molly, who nicknames her fossil “Meg,” took it to the Calvert Marine Museum to confirm that the anthology piece was really what she and her family believed it to be.

The future paleontologist, because that’s what Molly wants to do for a living, was thrilled to share the discovery with the museum, which shared the session on its Facebook page.

Isn’t this a once-in-a-lifetime discovery for a nine-year-old?

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