megalodon teeth

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Finding a sharks tooth in sediment along the Florida Coast

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Shark teeth collected in Antwerp Harbor

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Tooth line

Megalodon!

Recently I went to a natural history museum for a school trip.

Part of a display were Megalodon teeth. They were frikkin huge o_o

I was remembering how @blackbearmagic posts about Ancestor Megalodon sometimes and I was just quietly tripping out to what it must feel like to experience a spirit that massive.

Anyway it was super dope and thank you @blackbearmagic for giving me education about Megalodon so I could enjoy my trip even more ^-^

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– BASICS.
•  NAME: Shelby
•   PRONOUNS:  she/her
•   SEXUALITY:  Bi?? Who the fuck knows anymore.
•   TAKEN OR SINGLE: Taken by my one true love spaghetti sorry friends

– THREE FACTS.

I. I’m looking to get my degree in equine science or equine massage therapy.
II. I love horses as you can see but my other passions include music, art and aviation.
III. I live in Florida and collect fossils whenever I can. I’ve got many marine and non-marine examples but my favorites are my columbian mammoth tooth fragments, horse/deer teeth, dolphin tooth, dugong rib, and megalodon teeth fragments. I’ve also got ½ of a glyptodont scute which are apparently rare but I’m not so sure. As of now I have about 400 sharks teeth alone.

– EXPERIENCE.
•   HOW LONG (MONTHS / YEARS?):  Oh god probably around 7-8 years? Probably about 4 of those on Tumblr.
•   PLATFORMS YOU’VE USED:  Aim, Forums, Google Docs, Tumblr.
•   BEST EXPERIENCE:  Tumblr has been a great experience for me because I feel like that’s when my writing really started to grow. I’ve made many friends through this website and it’s a great way fro me to relax and cope with my anxiety through writing.

– MUSE PREFERENCES.
•   FEMALE OR MALE:  I will rp with both it makes no difference to me!
•   FLUFF, ANGST OR SMUT: ANGST BECAUSE I LIKE FUCKING SHIT UP.
•   PLOTS OR MEMES: I love having a good solid plot but memes are so addicting honestly.
•   LONG OR SHORT REPLIES:  I like long when it has lots of direction because then its really fun but it can be tedious when it’s long but also not going anywhere.
•   BEST TIME TO WRITE:  I always wanna write when I know I should be sleeping.
•   ARE YOU LIKE YOUR MUSE(S): Not really actually.

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Actual conversation between me and Ancestor Megalodon
  • Me: Great Ancestor Megalodon, I need to ask you for help today.
  • Megalodon: Teeth.
  • Me: Yes, I need your teeth. I'm meeting with my boss to discuss the possibility of promotion to part-time.
  • Megalodon: Teeth. Bite.
  • Me: Yes. I'm up against a strong competitor for the position and he looks better on paper than I do.
  • Megalodon: Use your teeth. Show your teeth. Bite.
  • Me: Yes, I need to show her that I'm passionate enough and can handle the increased responsibility. Or are you telling me that I should show my teeth as in, smile more?
  • Megalodon: Teeth.
  • Me: Okay, I think I get it. Will you help me do this?
  • Megalodon: Sharks.
  • Me: I haven't really been in a position to talk about shark conservation today, I'm sorry. I've talked a lot about conservation of other marine animals, though.
  • Megalodon: Sharks. Teeth.
  • Me: I'll look up some more stuff about shark conservation when I have computer time today? That's as good as I can give you.
  • Megalodon: Sharks.
  • Me: Okay, it's a deal. Thank you, Great Ancestor.
  • Megalodon: Teeth.
Megalodon

Carcharodon Megalodon was a super-sized great white shark that ranged from 60 to 100 feet or more in length. This shark was the undisputed king of the ocean from 28 to 1.5 million years ago, during the Cenozoic Era. Megalodon, meaning “big tooth”, had teeth at least 7 inches long and had a mouth that could expand to engulf an elephant whole. Despite them being ruled as extinct, some people believe they roam our very oceans today, undetected. Though the idea of a creature as massive as this seems unrealistic, there has been documented evidence and sightings. In 1875, two Megalodon teeth were brought up during a deep-sea exploration by the HMS Challenger that supposedly were only 10,000 to 14,000 years old. During this time, the land bridge between North America and Asia had formed and our ancestors were crossing over. If tests on the age of the ginormous teeth were accurate, this means they would’ve probably gone extinct earlier than previously thought, or they could be roaming our oceans, thriving on the mass amounts of food. One recorded sighting was also documented in 1918. Supposedly, fisherman off the coast of Australia refused to return to the ocean after a massive shark demolished their gear and stole their crayfish pots-crayfish and all. When further questioned, they all reported the same thing-a ghostly white shark as long as the wharf they were standing on-115 feet. Scientists, however, had a hard time trying to find a reasonable explanation for this. These were experienced fisherman-they would’ve known if they saw a whale.

Shark with meg proportions hunting whale.

Also, if it wasn’t a shark, then what else could it have been able to be? Regardless, the creature frightened them so much that they refused to work, making scientists wonder what it really could be.

It doesn’t end there, however. In the 1960’s, the captain of a 26-meter fishing boat reported seeing a huge shark. Like the fisherman in Australia, he and his crew were very experienced-they would’ve known if it was a whale or not. The crew was scared so much, that they refused to say what they saw to reporters. However, the captain confessed his account a few years later.

Distance between tail and dorsal fin suggests it could be 90+ Ft. Subject beside Nazi U-boats.

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A video recording the exciting moment when a diver looking for Megalodon teeth, finds a massive, 6 ¼", fossil tooth off the coast of the Carolinas.

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anonymous asked:

How might one summon a megalodon or shark or ancestor to maybe protect or be my friend? Are megalodons friendly? Do they help protect? What do they do? Can they fit in my room or can they traverse walls? I want to get into ancestral work, and you're very inspiring!

Hoo boy, that’s a lot of questions, and hopefully I can answer them all! Before I begin, though, I just feel I should lay out a few things. 

First off, thank you for saying I’m inspiring! That really means a lot to hear! (Most of the time I just feel like I’m kinda flailing about, haha.) Hopefully my answer doesn’t disappoint you, though!

The entity I refer to as Ancestor Murdershark Megalodon is not a singular spirit from a singular shark that lived millions of years ago. Rather, he–well, I suppose “it”, but it presents itself as male to me–is the spirit of the species writ large. Everything that every Megalodon was as a living, breathing, swimming creature embodied in a single entity.

Now, while I have great love, devotion, and respect for this entity, not all of those feelings are necessarily returned. I’ve come to notice that Ancestor Megalodon–and really, all other ancestral animal spirits I’ve interacted with–isn’t really loving or caring. Not in the sense that, say, the spirits of my more direct human ancestors (my grandparents) or the spirits of individual animals would be. When my most ancient ancestors heed my call for protection and aid, most of the time it feels like they’re doing it to sort of humor me, or because it’s part of an agreement–not because they love me or want what’s best for me.

Which I completely understand and am not really bothered by. I am not their offspring; I do not help them carry on their species’ survival. I am a funny-looking ape who thinks she’s special because her foramen magnum is on the bottom of her skull instead of on the back. Ultimately, they have no reason to care about me, not in any animal sense of the word. 

For example, my relationship with Ancestor Megalodon is rather businesslike. We have an agreement, that if I am diligent in my work at the aquarium and take as many opportunities as I can to promote shark conservation, he will oblige me when I ask for protection or strength. (Ancestor Megalodon is very, very concerned by the current plight of sharks.) I’ve asked for help and been rejected or even ignored more than once in the past, because I missed an opportunity to drop a conservation message at work or haven’t been taking my job seriously enough; I didn’t hold up my end of the agreement, so he didn’t hold up his. It’s been a while since that happened, though, so I guess I must be doing good.

That’s not to say that Ancestor Megalodon is cold or unsympathetic. It’s just that he doesn’t–perhaps even can’t–care about me in the way a human would. As largely solitary predators, sharks don’t have the same set of emotions that social creatures like humans do. 

Do I ever feel like I’m wasting all of my love and devotion on something that can’t or won’t return it? No, not at all! Just like Ancestor Megalodon, and my other most ancient ancestors, are merely acting like their animal species, I am acting like mine. My emotions and devotions are human, and the cornerstone of my practice is appreciating what makes me human–which was only possible through the living and dying of these ancestors. I’m being such a silly little ape by showering a giant shark with florid praise and affection, but that’s how it should be, because I am a silly little ape!

So to answer some of your questions after all that explanation, based on my experiences:

  • Are megalodons friendly? Not in the way we would define it. “Friendly” is something humans, dogs, and other social species are. Solitary sharks don’t really have a concept of “friendly”, outside of something like “you don’t fuck up my hunting and sometimes you help me do it, so that’s okay”.
  • Do they help protect? If it suits them. If you make it worth their while. 
  • What do they do? I’ve asked Ancestor Megalodon to show his teeth to those who would do me harm, when I had to stop for gas after dark in a bad part of the city. I’ve asked him to accompany me on the drive home when road conditions were bad and I was afraid of crashing. I’ve asked him to lend me his teeth so that I could seize and tear into an opportunity to advance myself. All of these requests have been granted, presumably because I earned them.
  • Can they fit in my room or can they traverse walls? Ancestor Megalodon has never had any trouble appearing wherever and however he pleases. Most of the time, though, I’m only aware of the general Bigness of him, rather than any definite shape. If I had to guess, though, I’d say he’s probably around 50-60′ long, so he’d definitely be phasing through the walls.

As far as summoning goes, my preferred method for invoking an animal spirit–more specifically, the spirit of its species–is by using its taxonomic classification. So for example, whenever I want to invoke the spirit of Ancestor Megalodon, I say the following:

“Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Class Chondrichthyes, Order Lamniformes, Family Lamnidae, Genus Carcharocles, Species Carcharocles megalodon. Great Ancestor Megalodon, be welcome in this place.”

The way I see it, using that full classification really narrows down the spirit I’m calling out to and doesn’t allow for uninvited ones to slip in, because the further down the taxonomic tree you go, the more specific you get. I’ve never tried to invoke an individual spirit from a species, though, so if you’re looking to invoke a megalodon, as opposed to The Megalodon, I dunno what to tell you.

Anyway, this went on way longer than I expected, but I hope it’s helpful to you!