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Megalodon newborns larger than adult humans

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A new study shows that the gigantic Megalodon or megatooth shark, which lived nearly worldwide roughly 15-3.6 million years ago and reached at least 50 feet (15 meters) in length, gave birth to babies larger than most adult humans.

This latest research shedding light on the reproductive biology, growth and life expectancy of Megalodon (formally called Otodus megalodon) appears in the international journal Historical Biology.

Although Otodus megalodon is typically portrayed as a super-sized, monstrous shark in novels and films such as the 2018 sci-fi film "The Meg," scientific data support a more modest but still impressive estimate of about 50 feet (15 meters) for the presently known largest individuals. The study indicates that, from the moment of birth, Megalodon was already a big fish, 

https://phys.org/news/2021-01-megalodons-gave-birth-large-newborns.html

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/11/baby-shark-newborn-megalodons-larger-than-humans-scientists-say

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Eldorado

Megalodon sharks ate their siblings in the womb! ( And you thought your family had issues.)

...is a better headline. BBC focus

lol

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