Man finds tooth of biggest shark to ever live

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Matthew Basak, a Savannah resident, stumbled upon the tooth weighing three pounds (1.3 kilograms) and measuring 6.45 inches, while looking for one with his girlfriend. They initially found a smaller tooth, under which was the larger one.

Mr Basak found the tooth about a month ago but only recently posted about it on social media. He told Newsweek that he hopes to sell the tooth, which he thinks can get $6,000 (£4308).

The megalodon is a giant prehistoric shark which could grow up to 59 feet long, almost three times larger than the biggest recorded great white shark. The megalodon is thought to have been the biggest shark in the world and one of the largest fishes ever to exist.

Previous research estimated the species died out 2.6 million years ago, but a research in 2019 suggested that the megalodon may have become extinct 3.6 million years ago.

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