Sharktooth Hill is a famous fossil locality in the Sierra Nevada foothills outside Bakersfield, California. Collectors find fossils of a large number of marine species here from whales to birds, but the iconic fossil is Carcharodon/Carcharocles megalodon
. The day I joined a fossil-hunting party, the cry of "meg!" went up whenever a C. megalodon
tooth was found. This was the day's first meg, a small side tooth from the great shark's jaw.