VENICE, Fla. — A diver struck “black gold” when he discovered a large shark tooth whereas diving in Venice on December 11.

Michael Nastasio, a captain and diver for Black Gold Fossil Charters, had a tough time conserving his cool after discovering an enormous megalodon shark tooth. It measures up as 5 7/eight inches lengthy.

Nastasio stated he needed to minimize his dive brief as a result of he couldn’t catch his breath after discovering the tooth.

“After I noticed the tooth uncovered prefer it was it actually took my breath away,” Nastasio stated. “I used to be so excited.”

Nastasio has been diving for 9 years and has discovered numerous different cool fossils like mammoth enamel nonetheless within the jaw bone, sections of tusk, many different species of shark enamel, camel enamel, bison enamel, horse enamel, sloth enamel, and extra.

The most important verifiable Megalodon tooth ever is 7.48” lengthy and was discovered close to Ocucaje, Peru.

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