Finding prehistoric mega-shark fossils on Victoria’s coast


Play icon

Finding prehistoric mega-shark fossils on Victoria's coast

00:01:15

  Last updated August 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Topics:  

Forget The Meg– on a visit to the beach, school teacher and amateur fossil hunter Philip Mullaly stumbled across a real Australian mega shark.


He discovered a treasure trove of fossilised shark teeth from a 25 million year old mega shark, as well as teeth from smaller Sixgill Sharks from the same time.


Redefining Australia’s shark history, the find has been donated to Museums Victoria and will go on display at Melbourne Museum until 7 October in the Mega Shark Fossil Find exhibition.



Published By

Science and technology is as much a part of our cultural fabric as art, music, theatre and literature. They play a significant role in our daily lives, yet, in a world dependent on science, we often take them for granted. Australia’s Science Channel believes every citizen has a right, and a responsibility, to be informed, and our mission is to create programs to bring that about.