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Hemipristis serra (Snaggletoothed Shark) L. Miocene; St. Johns River
Nature on Display: I found this exhibit of shark teeth particularly interesting. All of the models in the exhibit are from extinct shark species , except the Great White. Sharks have always been one of my favorite animals (technically referred to as fish). They are known for their solitary behavior which I can personally relate to. I found the shark teeth appealing because it makes their size more realistic. I would not be able to get this close to an actual shark, making this experience particularly intriguing.
Nature and Ethics: This clearly demonstrates our role in the biotic community. This exhibit shows our effect on the marine ecosystem. Although I understand that this was one of their only sources of food, I was a little sensitive to the sight. I do not support the killing of animals, especially ones that are now endangered or extinct. I am a proponent of environmental preservation and conservation.