Kōrero: Fossils

Shark teeth

In this film footage from the Chatham Islands, the teeth of a great white shark are compared with those of a giant shark that lived from 25 to 1.6 million years ago. Because sharks’ skeletons are made of cartilage, they do not preserve well and only the teeth become fossils.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hamish Campbell, 'Fossils - Age of mammals – Cenozoic', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/9035/shark-teeth (accessed 17 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Hamish Campbell, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006