There are 14 shark teeth in this photo — can you find them all?
If you’ve been witness to the hordes of people at our beaches bent over like ostriches with their heads practically in the sand, you’ve probably been wondering what they’re on. Let us clear the air: they’re actually looking for fossils. Fossilized shark teeth, to be exact. Sharks have hundreds of teeth each, and can cycle through tens of thousands in a lifetime, so there’s no shortage to be found. Recent dredging and beach renourishment in Palm Beach County have unearthed even more of the previously hidden treasures, but hurricanes can also disrupt the sand and bring them up. Jupiter and Juno Beach, especially, are littered with shark teeth, with people going home with handfuls — like very successful tooth fairies. Beachcombers can find teeth that belonged to species such as bull sharks, lemon sharks, and if you’re lucky, even a great white.
We thought it’d be fun to give our readers a little taste of hunting away from the crowds before throwing you to the sharks — literally.