A 9-year-old boy discovered something unusual on the beach – a fossil. While beachcombing usually turns up seashells and sea glass, finding fossils adds a thrilling twist to this activity.
Fossil hunting offers a captivating way to spend time on the beach, providing a glimpse into prehistoric times. Starting with shark teeth is a budget-friendly option for beginners.
The Megalodon, a fearsome predator from millions of years ago, left behind palm-sized teeth. Molly Sampson, a 9-year-old, found one while wading in the Chesapeake Bay. Her elation was contagious, and she shared her find with the local museum.
Stephen Godfrey, a paleontology curator, noted that such teeth aren’t rare along Calvert Cliffs, but Molly’s find was exceptional, estimated to be 15 million years old.
The museum celebrated Molly’s discovery and encouraged others to explore fossil hunting. It’s a thrilling way to connect with our planet’s ancient past. Share your fossil-hunting experiences and spread the excitement!