“Does anyone know a good dentist?” “
If there is a dentist ready to treat an underwater predator, we have a job for you.
A recent cage diving expedition around Guadalupe Island in Mexico revealed a great white shark with an insane amount of missing teeth. (See photo below.) Now, great whites often lose teeth when they hunt, but replacements for the inside of their jaws usually emerge quickly.
This one looks awfully gummy.
Photo by Kristen Thomas
“It’s pretty unusual for a shark to have so many missing teeth,” Martin Graf, owner of Shark Diver, told USA Today’s For the Win.
“Does anyone know a good dentist?” Graf captioned the photo, taken by diver Kristen Thomas during the Shark Diver adventure from September 3-8. “It’s a good thing that white sharks can replace their teeth. “
Graf told the outlet that the shark attacked baits placed behind the boat to attract sharks so that divers could observe them from the cages.
Great white sharks are said to have had tens of thousands of teeth in their lifetime.
This one, however, appears to be able to use dentures.
“It’s a sticking tooth!” One commentator wrote. “Uh what kind of toothpaste,” shouted another.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.