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Megalodon Tooth Stolen From Australian World Heritage site

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Tooth of ancient megashark stolen in Australia

BBC News, March 2018

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43381141

 

Ancient megalodon tooth missing from Australian

World Heritage site, SBS News

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/ancient-megalodon-tooth-missing-from-australian-world-heritage-site

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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LiamL

Why didnt they remove it and put it somewhere safe themself? Wouldnt it just get eroded if they left it to the elements?

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-AnThOnY-

Yeah, not much about this story makes any sense....rare meg tooth just left in the field and covered up for safe keeping? Just seems odd to slow-play the removal of a shark tooth that looks like it just fell out in the picture of it missing.

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fossilselachian

A lot of questions re this story!

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RJB

Yeah, just leave it there exposed.  Fossils must be protected!  Dont get me started!!!

 

RB

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Satman

A friend of mine first discovered this tooth.  She reported it to the local Parks office and they devised a plan to eventually protectively encase it for display to the public. 

She is quite gutted by the outcome.  It is unfortunate that Parks did not move or get the funding faster to protect it. 

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