|Skull of a hammerhead shark - nature historic museum in Bern.|
Before I continue: Sharks are endangered animals! Never buy “new” shark items! Especially in tourist regions you can find a lot of shark items like teeth necklaces, jaws or small stuffed sharks. Some sharks are protected by law so you commit a crime if you buy stuff like that! And please don’t eat shark meat as well. You know, stuff like shark fin soup or “Schillerlocken” (curled strips of smoked dogfish).
Save the sharks!
But how did I get my shark stuff you ask? Well, some pieces are old. I got my shark jaws over twenty years ago from my beloved aunty. But it looks like new, eh? The rest of it I got via Ebay or I bought it on a mineral market. Read more information below.
|Shark jaws, about 25cm long.|
Unfortunately I don’t know to which shark this jaw belongs to.
|Several rows of razor sharp teeth.|
It’s fascinating, isn’t it? The biggest shark which ever swam on earth was the Megalodon. A real giant of about 12 meters! Its teeth are about as big like my palm of hand. I think that’s the reason why Megalodon teeth are the most expensive ones. One time I will get one…
|Tooth of Otodus obliquus.|
One of my good friends wanted to make me happy and bought me a nice shark tooth necklace. I don’t know if this tooth comes from the shore or from the meat manufactory, so I have a bad conscience and therefore don’t wear it. Sorry my good friend!
|Serrated like a saw.|
|Odd shape, isn't it?|
|Ray egg, found in South Africa.|
You can watch our shark trip video over here. But the file is very big, it will require some loading. I’m sorry.
Gosh, I was so sea sick back then and I froze half to death! But hey, I would do it a second time! Those great white sharks are so fantastic, I just love them!
Sharks are so fascinating! I could write about these animals with no end. But you can buy so many cool shark books, so you can read better written stuff over there. One of my favourite shark books was written by Steve Parker. I strongly recommend it.
|You can buy it on amazon.|