The colorations are rare, unique and beautiful while the root, blade and WHITE bourlette all have great preservation. Found scuba diving in Venice, Florida by Captain Michael Nastasio of Black Gold Fossil Charters. Shark teeth of this color found off shore in Venice are called "Golden Beach" and are sought out by collectors because of the light, golden roots like this that can sometimes come from that area. If you're wondering why shark teeth, especially Megalodons, can have colors like this, keep in mind that each tooth started as a blank white as it fell out of the mouth 2-23 million years ago. As fossils mineralize and fossilize, they absorb the surrounding minerals which can change the tooth's colors. The black fossilized shark teeth turn that color from saltwater, most of the time. This tooth was found very soon after it was first exposed from the layer before the saltwater had time to turn it black.