One of our friends Captain Andy Fish goes to Wilmington NC every year for a few months to commercial fish and docks at Blackburn Brothers Fish House. A Fish House that has been around for many years. Like Seafood Atlantic with all the character of the commercial fishing industry.
Andy docks not far from some of the Charter Fishing Boats and has become friends with Dean Hatcher and Jesse Christopher with Jet Lag Dive Charters, a charter boat that takes you out to dive for Megalodon Shark Teeth. This is very cool right?
A couple of weeks ago Joe and I decide to take a trip with Andy to meet Dean and Jesse.
On the trip up Andy told us about a Megalodon Shark Tooth that Jesse had found that was over 7”. Jesse named the Tooth “Leroy”. Needless to say we were dying to see “Leroy”, the macker of Megalodon Shark Teeth. We met Dean and Jesse at the dock coming in from a dive trip. They unload a 5-gallon bucket of Megalodon Shark Teeth as well as a couple of whale teeth and a fossilized clam shell (A Slow Day they said). We said a few “holy cows” over the Shark Teeth as we proceed to get some history and information.
They measure the shark teeth along the edge of the tooth, for every inch of tooth is approximately 10 foot of Shark. Ok….another “Holy Cow”. Can you imagine a 70 foot Shark? No way!
Sad to say we never got to see ”Leroy” as Jesse was afraid Joe would try to buy him, and he didn’t want the temptation of selling it.
We came back to Cape Canaveral with a few of our own Megalodon Shark teeth that you will be seeing around Sunrise Marina and Grills Seafood very soon!
I can say that I am extremely happy they became extinct 2.6 million years ago!
Thank you, Andy, for introducing us to Dean and Jesse and providing entertainment on the trip up.