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Shark tooth treasure hunt coming to Port Royal

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Mike Harris poses with some of the kids and one of the megalodon teeth found at one of his previous Shark Tooth Treasure Hunt events in Port Royal. ESPB photo

He’s Back! After a brief hiatus, Mike Harris is at it again planning another Shark Tooth Treasure Hunt in Port Royal on June 16th

A long-standing local tradition for kids is the hunt for sharks teeth at The Sands in Port Royal. But, successful hunts can sometimes be few and far between. Harris, affectionately known as the ‘Shark Tooth Fairy’, knows the thrill of the hunt all too well and has hosted several organized hunts for kids over the past several years at The Sands Beach in Port Royal.

By our count, this is about the eighth time that Port Royal resident Mike Harris has been burying and scattering hundreds of shark teeth and other artifacts he’s collected around The Sands so children can discover them.

And this next scheduled event is planned to be about twice the size of the others, with twice the amount of sharks teeth being hidden all around the popular public hangout.

They’re calling it the ‘Shark Tooth Frenzy’.

Audrey Flores with Shark Teeth Expeditions in Charleston is teaming up with Mike to help pull off the event. Audrey, whose father was U.S. Navy diver and has been involved with, and has been around, sharks teeth all of her life.

“We’re excited to partner with Mike on this event,” Audrey said. “Creating memories with your family is what Shark Teeth Expeditions is all about and partnering with Mike Harris makes it even more memorable. Thank you to everyone that is supporting the upcoming Shark Tooth Frenzy on June 16th, we wouldn’t be able to do it without parents like you and your shark teeth loving kids.”

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“Not only are the shark and fossil hunts a great way to enjoy the weather and to make new friends, they’re educational too; offering kids a tangible example of how life on earth has evolved over the millennia,” Harris previously stated.

The hunt is scheduled from Noon to 6pm on June 16th at The Sands in Port Royal.

Proceeds of the hunt will benefit the March of Dimes.

Tickets are free for children 12 and under, and $20 for kids aged 13 and up. The first 100 online tickets available are 50% off.

For more information or to grab up your tickets, visit the event on Facebook here.




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Mike’s events have put smiles on thousands of local children over the past several years. ESPB photo