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Megalodon could swallow a great white shark whole, new model reveals


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In a new 3D modelling study published this week in Science Advances, we show that the giant extinct shark, Otodus megalodon, was a true globetrotting super-predator.

https://www.science.org/doi/epdf/10.1126/sciadv.abm9424

It was capable of covering vast distances in short order, and could eat the largest of modern living super-predators, the killer whale, in five gargantuan bites. It could have swallowed a great white shark whole.

Megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived, and it was around for a long time – from around 23 million to 2.6 million years ago. At one time its range was enormous: its fossilised teeth have been found on every continent except Antarctica. These teeth are not hard to recognise if you come across them, as they can be up to 18 centimetres long.

https://theconversation.com/ancient-megalodon-super-predators-could-swallow-a-great-white-shark-whole-new-model-reveals-188749

https://phys.org/news/2022-08-3d-megalodon-prey-size-entire.html

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The largest shark that ever lived

Until one day when an fossil of an even bigger monster-shark is unearthed.

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That's not news I mean have you seen how big the jawbones are?

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5 hours ago, Myles said:

I have my megalodon tooth in a display cabinet.   

I need one of those my son's has had to be glued together a bit.

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Personally I am glad they are extinct same way I like to see snow on a postcard while sipping rum on a sandy beach.

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