The South Florida Science Museum is opening its newly renovated and expanded space in Dreher Park with an exhibit that takes ocean lovers back in time to the era of huge sharks, giant sea turtles and the Elasmosaurus — an odd-looking sea creature whose 42-foot frame fills much of space behind the museum’s new entrance.
“Welcome to my world,” Lew Crampton, president and CEO of the museum said while standing inside the open jaws of Carcharodon megalodon, an extinct shark whose teeth are often found by fossil hunters along the beaches of Florida’s west coast. “These babies got to be about 50 to 55 feet long. They were as long as a school bus.”
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