Fossilized Shark’s Teeth Puzzle


Pieces: 550
Size: 24″ x 18″
Photographer: Peter Doran
P/N: 40573

Shark’s teeth are more than just teeth — they’re fossils. Sharks have been living on Earth for about 400 million years. When a shark dies and its cartilage dissolves, the teeth fall to the bottom of the ocean and get covered with sandy sediment. This sediment prevents oxygen and destructive bacteria from reaching the tooth, and it fossilizes over the course of about 10,000 years. That’s why most of the teeth that are found and collected aren’t white, but gray, black or brown — the color of the sediment. The tooth absorbs the minerals in the sediment and these minerals eventually replace the dentine and enamel that makes up the tooth.  One of our most challenging beach puzzles.

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5 reviews for Fossilized Shark’s Teeth Puzzle

  1. Nikki Wilson

    Great quality puzzles!!! Very challenging for us puzzle lovers! Will be purchasing additional puzzles from company for Christmas gifts!

  2. M. Sue latterner

    Just finished working this puzzle. It was great. The best 550 piece puzzle I have ever worked. Loved it !,

  3. Sue G

    Great puzzle! Perfect way to bring the beach into your home!

  4. Melanie

    Very challenging puzzle. Loved it!

  5. Crystal Gipson (verified owner)

    Awesome puzzle! The hardest 550 piece puzzle I have worked! Great quality and customer service!

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