Last week we went fossil hunting in Myrtle beach, SC. Doesn’t sound possible right? I mean, we were literally walking in the beach like any other day but looking for something thousands of years old. It was crazy to just look around and shark teeth are everywhere! How do we not see this? Why do so many people go to cheap gift shops and buy shark tooth necklaces when you can just go to the beach and find one and make your own? Why?
Because it’s easier! But it’s actually terrible for the environment. The shark tooth necklaces you buy in gift shops have fresh white shark teeth while the ones on the beach are black. Do you know why? The white ones are from sharks harvested strait from the ocean either by illegal fishing or by catch. We NEED sharks in the ocean. We need them for healthy ecosystems. We need to learn they are more important where they belong than in a bowl of soup or a cheap novelty necklace. We need more amazing ecotourism options for people to go in the ocean and see these great predators in their own environment.