Yes, this is indeed the largest mouth in the south! No guys, I don’t mean your mother-in-law, although some may say “Yes it is!” 🙂 Mother-in-law or not, this makes for a GREAT vacation photo titled “I stuck my head in a shark’s mouth and survived”.
This is a replica of a Megalodon Shark jaw, Megalodon meaning “big tooth” is an extinct species of shark that lived about 1.5 million years ago during the Cenozoic Era. These sharks were known to grow 52 to 67 feet long and hunted whales as their main source of food. The Megalodon teeth are similar to those of the great white shark, but are much bigger, thicker and with finer serrations. If you’re wondering, great white sharks grow up to only approximately 20 feet long… you do the math! OK, I’ll do it for you, a Megalodon was THREE TIMES as large!
You can find the ‘Largest Mouth In The South’ on display in front of the Key West Seaquarium located in the World-Famous Mallory Square.