液OUSTON – The opening to the public on Might 27 of the newest exhibit at the Houston Museum of All-natural Sciences “Sharks! The Meg, The Monsters, & The Myths’ will function life-size models, tanks, photo possibilities, interactive content material, gorgeous footage and sobering warnings about extinction.

The following are some of the “fin-tastic” options of the exhibition.

The mighty megalodon

Megalodon model in Sharks! Meg, Monsters and Myths.鈥 (Briana Zamora-Nipper/KPRC two)

1 of the initially objects you encounter in the exhibit, which has a dark underwater cave really feel, is a model of a megalodon, an ancient shark that went extinct some three.six million years ago. At about 50 feet extended, the enormous predator is deemed the biggest shark, as properly as the biggest fish, to have ever lived. With its gaping jaws, the exhibit’s megalodon serves as a greeting of sorts, welcoming guests with a toothy smile.

Fossilized feces

Replica megalodon coprolites in “Sharks! Meg, Monsters and Myths.鈥 (Briana Zamora-Nipper/KPRC two)

Bones are not the only fossils. A million years ago, nature referred to as. Coprolite, fossilized feces, can give exceptionally detailed insight into the extended-lost creatures from which it descended. A replica of 1 such specimen is displayed in the gallery of the show. The object, a megalodon coprolite, is characterized by its distinctive spiral shape, a item of corkscrew-shaped shark guts.

Toothy tokens

Determine the shark teeth in 鈥淪harks! Meg, Monsters and Myths.” (Briana Zamora-Nipper/KPRC two)

At the second station, gather a “terrific” souvenir. Pick out a fossilized shark tooth from the Miocene epoch and attempt to determine it with the enable of a curator.

Specimens of the sea

The bamboo shark in 鈥淪harks! Meg, Monsters and Myths.鈥 (Briana Zamora-Nipper, KPRC two)

Lastly, at the final cease of the exhibit, see bamboo and epaulet sharks, barbs, and an array of aquatic invertebrates, such as sea urchins.

Scroll beneath to view the exhibit.

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