Alabama Newscenter — Alabama Fossil Excursions Kick Off Just In Time For Shark Week

| July 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

By Jamon Smith
University of Alabama

The landlocked Alabama Black Belt isn’t where someone would expect to find fossilized shark teeth, but that’s where Alabama Museum of Natural History shark hunters are leading the state’s only daylong, public fossil excursions from July 10 to Aug. 6.

With Discovery Channel’s 33rd annual Shark Week starting July 11, the University of Alabama’s timing in celebrating Alabama’s own fascinating shark history couldn’t be better.

But what are ancient shark teeth doing in central and west Alabama?

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