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The prehistoric shark of the ocean
Megalodon Shark: from discovery of extinction. Megalodon shark, also known as Carcharodon Megalodon or simply Meg, was a huge creature that would be ashamed. If the fear that a great white shark appears suddenly is enough to deter it from giving a dip in the sea, it is certainly happy not having to worry that a Megalodon approaches silently under his boat. This colossal being should not bother and although this shark race is now extinct, its memory deserves to be respected and honest.
How the scientists discovered Megalodon? Like sharks that can be found today in the ocean, these sharks were mainly composed of cartilage. Then, despite their immense size, most of their bodies were not fossilized;cartilages disintegrate too fast for the fossilization process to occur. Therefore, there are a lot of unanswered questions around the megalodon shark. Fortunately, megalodon teeth were found and they could investigate. Thanks to this, paleontologists have managed to reveal many facts about these extraordinary creatures.
Although several points are still in debate, some things are known with certainty. Facts generally accepted. 70 million to 10 million years ago, the wonder known as the megalodon shark reigned on the temperate waters of planet Earth. According to what the researchers found, Megalodon had a lot of physical and behavior similarity with the great white shark;However, Megalodon was much more intimidating and threatening. The big white sharks measure between 15 and 20 feet long (4 to 6 meters). Despite these impressive lengths, it is nothing compared to the megalodon shark.
The exact length of these prehistoric sharks is still under discussion, but we know they had between 40 and 70 feet (12 to 21 meters) long. This is approximately 3 times the size of the great white shark. The megalodon is also known as the ‘Megadent’ shark and is the largest carnivorous fish that exists on planet Earth. Scientists have studied Megalodon’s teeth found in Africa, North America, South America, India, Australia, Japan and Europe. If we trust in the place where the teeth were exhumed, this shark would have prospered in the warm waters of the globe.
As mentioned above, scientists are still trying to unravel certain mysteries that surround this prehistoric fish, including their diet. Since it is said that this shark thrives in the warm waters of the globe. As mentioned above, scientists are still trying to unravel certain mysteries that surround this prehistoric fish, including their diet. Since it is said that this shark thrives in the warm waters of the globe. As mentioned above, scientists are still trying to unravel certain mysteries that surround this prehistoric fish, including their diet.
From the great white shark is a direct descendant of the Megalodon shark, many believe that the diet of the great white shark reflects that of Megalodon. However, based on the cleft marks found in the mega teeth of the old shark, it is believed that the megalodon also fed on whales. A possible reason for its extinction. There is no doubt that the Megalodon shark was extinguished a long time ago from the face of the Earth. Unfortunately, due to the fact that there is still much to learn about this amazing creature, the exact reason behind his disappearance remains a mystery.
However, there are several theories to explain the extinction of this huge beast. Two of the main speculations coincide with the belief that these sharks swam in warm waters. When Megalodon shark still wandered through the ocean, the water temperature suddenly began to drop. It is a sure bet that the gradual and continuous decrease of the ocean temperature is what killed the megalodon. Another plausible belief is that the mega shark prey began migrating to colder waters. Is Megalodon still alive? Surprisingly, many fans still refuse to believe that the megalodon shark is really extinct.
Rather, skeptics believe that the huge fish lands in the depths of the ocean. While it is true that it remains to explore a very large portion of the ocean and that, without a doubt, there are many species to discover that they have made their home in the deep waters, the belief that the Megalodon shark is still alive. It is unfounded. It is well known that sharks lose hundreds of teeth regularly;If the megalodon was still alive, it would be expected to lose more teeth than any other shark. However, all the mega teeth that we have found so far are very old.