Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Video: Idaho Shark Makes Land at ISU

Posted By on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Crews are busy installing shark exhibit at Idaho Museum of Natural History
  • KPVI
  • Crews are busy installing shark exhibit at Idaho Museum of Natural History

Idaho's own native shark is set to take a bite out of visitors to the Idaho Museum of Natural History.

Officials at at the museum on the campus of Idaho State University are getting pretty excited about unveiling a new exhibit featuring the Whorl Tooth Shark, a shark native to Idaho. The shark existed in Idaho over 200 million years ago and featured as many as 100 razor-sharp teeth.

Pocatello's KPVI-TV reports that the exhibit, which opens Saturday, June 22, will include the largest collection of fossils of the Idaho shark, many of which have been excavated in Idaho. In addition to the fossils, the exhibit features an animatronic jaw of the ancient shark.

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