Fossilized snaggletooth shark skeleton on display at Calvert Marine Museum

Press Release

Calvert Marine Museum

17. July 2015


Snaggletooth Shark Skeleton Now On Display

The rare fossilized snaggletooth shark skeleton found in Chesapeake Beach by the Gibson family is now on display at the Calvert Marine Museum. With the help from the Gibson family, CMM paleontologists excavated this first of its kind fossil in late October. It has been researched, prepped and is ready for viewing from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day in the Paleontology Gallery.

This shark skeleton is the first articulated and most complete snaggletooth shark fossil in the world. See the field jacket where there are 23 vertebrae, dozens of teeth, and the skull cartilage preserved in a near life-like position.

Installed in time for Sharkfest on July 11, the exhibit added to a very successful day for one of CMM’s most popular events. With over 2,500 attendees who enjoyed the Shark Pavilion – with chain dogfish, horn shark and sturgeon – along with fact stations, games, and crafts, Sharkfest offered a variety of hands-on opportunities to learn more about some of the world’s most fascinating marine creatures!

Source: Calvert Marine Museum


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