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Megalodon: Largest Shark
that Ever Lived

June 5, 2010 - January 9, 2011

This traveling exhibit highlighted the evolution, biology and misconceptions of Megalodon.

You've probably never seen jaws like these before. They belonged to a behemoth 60-feet long, whose giant mouth bristled with 276 teeth. They belonged to Megalodon, the biggest prehistoric shark of all time that cruised all the world's oceans more than two million years ago. The 60-foot, 2-million-year-old Megalodon loomed life-size in this mega-exhibit of modern and fossil sharks, named a "AAA Southern Travel Treasure"!

"Megalodon" was produced by the Florida Museum of Natural History with support from the National Science Foundation. The exhibit conveyed research findings of Florida Museum paleontologists, and showcased both fossil and modern shark specimens and full-scale models from several collections.

Local Sponsors:
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation
Gertrude C. Ford Foundation
Institute of Museum & Library Services
The Clarion-Ledger
The Walker Foundation
Comcast
Anonymous
Nissan North America, Inc.
Regions Bank
Dr. and Mrs. Steve Zachow
Mississippi Power Company
Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Hughes
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

This project was supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, creating strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibit do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Click here to see the Megalodon News Release.

Click here to see Megalodon Facts.

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