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Science Scientist identifies an ancient shark nursery in ... Illinois

While the idea that sharks swam in ancient waters in the Midwest is not new, a University of Michigan professor is the first to discover that the sharks used the area as a nursery.

By Staff writer / January 8, 2014

Painting by John Megahan, University of Michigan

When Midwesterners say they are going to the beach, they are generally referring to the sandy shores of one of the Great Lakes. However, in northeastern Illinois, it is possible to spot a shark, well a shark fossil anyway.