Shark teeth dating
They had seen its terrible head which was "at least as long as the roof on the wharf shed at Nelson's Bay." Impossible, of course!But these were prosaic and rather stolid men, not given to 'fish stories' nor even to talking about their catches.
Some reports allege that the big boy may even be comparable in size to the ancient megalodon.
They affirmed that the water "boiled" over a large space when the fish swam past.
They were all familiar with whales, which they had often seen passing at sea, but this was a vast shark.
I mention them, however, as a indication of the state of mind which this unusual giant had thrown them into.
And bear in mind that these were men who were used to the sea and all sorts of weather, and all sorts of sharks as well.