THE MYTH BEHIND THE "HUBBLE" TOOTH. Dr. Gordon Hubble is a Veterinarian who resides in Florida. He has a vast collection of fossil sharks teeth and has become some what of an expert on them over the years. His opinions carry weight among shark experts, however, opinions are just that. Over the years I have seen hundreds of thousands of teeth. I, along with others who have seen vast amounts of teeth, have come to the conclusion that the "Hubble" tooth is simply a baby Megalodon tooth. No offense to DR Hubble, but the morphology of this tooth suggest that it was a new born shark and that the teeth were somewhat undeveloped since they were the first set of teeth the Megalodon had. Furthermore, it is likely that the front row of teeth were somewhat cramped in that the shark had little room for movement and it is most likely the jaws were unable to open . This being the case, the shark pup would not injure its fellow pups and also not be able to damage the mother. Many of the "Hubble" teeth are scrunched or look like they have been squeezed from the top. This is because the mouth was closed while these teeth were forming. Once the pups were delivered into the wild, the teeth began the slow process of forming into adult like dentition while the shark continued to grow. Just like many species in the wild, the transition from a baby to an adult meant changes in dentition. This of course, is my opinion along with a few other shark tooth collectors.
Nice, complete Hubble tooth with beautiful grey colors.
Size: 1 7/8 inch long side, 1 3/4 inch short side, 1 7/16 inch wide