Author Archives: Doug Mann

How Do Fossils Form

How Do Fossils Form

Decoding the Geological Time Capsule: A Closer Look at How Fossils Form and Preserve Earth’s History Fossils are the remnants or traces of ancient organisms that provide valuable insights into Earth’s history. These tangible pieces of the past serve as a geological time capsule, allowing us to understand the evolution of life on our planet. […]

Fossil Type Guide

Types of Fossils: What Are the Different Kinds?

Hey there, fellow explorer! Have you ever held a rock in your hand and wondered about the stories it might tell? Imagine holding a piece of history, a fragment of a time when mammoths roamed and ferns were the size of trees. Fossils are our window into the past, a tangible connection to life’s grand […]

Megalodon vs Orca

Megalodon vs Killer Whale (Orcas) – Who Would Win?

Megalodon and Orca are two of the most fascinating creatures that have ever lived in the ocean. Megalodon, the extinct superpredator, was the largest shark to ever exist, while Orca, also known as the killer whale, is the largest member of the dolphin family. Both creatures are known for their strength, intelligence, and hunting abilities, […]

Megalodon Bite Force

Megalodon Bite Force: How Strong Was It?

The Megalodon, a prehistoric shark that roamed the oceans millions of years ago, has long been a subject of fascination and speculation. One of the most intriguing aspects of this ancient predator is its bite force. How powerful was it? And how does it compare to the sharks we know today? What Was the Bite […]

Largest Shark Tooth Ever Discovered

How Big Was the Largest Shark Tooth Ever Discovered?

Sharks are often feared for their sharp teeth, but did you know that these predators actually shed their teeth constantly? In fact, some species of sharks can shed up to 35,000 teeth in their lifetime. This is because sharks have a constant supply of new teeth that grow in to replace those that fall out. […]

Best Places for Finding Sharks Teeth

10 Best Places to Find Sharks Teeth

 Shark teeth, with their razor-sharp edges and awe-inspiring size, are coveted treasures that lure fossil fanatics and rock enthusiasts alike. The allure of these ancient relics lies not only in their exquisite beauty but also in their staggering market value.  While one may stumble upon shark teeth on most shores, the thrill of uncovering a […]

Megalodon vs Mosasaurus

Two of the mightiest apex predators to ever grace this planet were the mighty Megalodon shark and the monstrous Mosasaurus dinosaur, each as ominous and dangerous as the other in its own unique way. These two predators are often compared to one another, with many people curious about which of the two would win in […]

Meg vs Blue Whale

Megalodon vs Blue Whale: Who Would Win?

When it comes to ocean-bound apex predators, two of the most impressive to date are the mighty Megalodon and the massive Blue Whale.  Although both are separated by around 3.4 million years (the time when Megalodon is thought to have gone extinct), more curious minds wonder what a matchup between the two would look like. […]

Megalodon shadow under water

Megalodon Size: How Big Was Megalodon?

Discover the Truth About One of Earth’s Largest Apex Predators  The mighty Megalodon Shark is the stuff nightmares are made of. As one of the biggest ocean-dwelling predators to ever inhabit the earth, the Megalodon inspires fear, awe, and imagination. It also brings up questions about just how big this shark was, and whether or […]

Elrathia Kingii

10 Trilobite Facts for The Fossil Lover in All of Us

Across the vastness of our ocean floors, Trilobites, recognized by their distinctive 3-lobed, 3-segmented form, roamed for nearly 300 million years. These ancient marine animals made their debut on earth around the beginning of the Cambrian Period (some 542 million years ago). During that time they dominated the seas, surviving and thriving beneath the waves. […]