Fossilized shark waste reveals its last meal

11/6/2013 | LiveScience.com

A glob of shark excrement more than 70 million years old has given researchers a glimpse of the ancient creature's last meal, say scientists presenting their finding at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's annual meeting. "It's a case where a newborn shark ate a newborn turtle and died," said Columbus State University paleontologist David Schwimmer, a co-author of the study. The fossil, known as a coprolite, was found near the South Carolina coast at an area that was once a tidal estuary where baby sharks were hatched, and researchers believe the shark snapped up the turtle as it left the pupping ground.

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