Megalodon shark, which means “big tooth”, is a dead species of shark that lived approximately 23 to 2.6 million years ago. It is estimated that megalodon shark was the largest shark that had ever lived on Earth and one of the largest vertebrate predators in history. Before passing its existence let us, discover some facts about this frightful animal. Megalodon shark was extremely huge. Its teeth have been over 17 centimeters (7 inches) in total height, but the majority are between 3 and 5 inches (still, massive). IFL Science claimed that “reconstructions using jaws and other fossilized remains suggest that megalodons probably reached maximum lengths of up to 54 feet (16.5 meters), around 3 times larger than great whites (C. carcharias). They even make T-rex’s look like pansies in comparison.” As we have already mentioned megalodon shark has no longer existed: estimated 1,6 million years ago. However, some people think that the sharks are still exist. This confusion emerges because there are some documentaries (that used fake footage) which make people think that megalodon sharks exist. People believed that sharks are still hiding in the deep ocean. So let us discover together and come up with a sensible conclusion.
- There have been various eyewitness accounts of enormous sharks throughout history and various illustrations of gigantic washed up sharks, even some photographs. One photograph that emerged doubts were an image that was presented in a Discovery Channel documentary (which was fictional) showing the dorsal and caudal (tail) fins of a shark next to a submarine, spanning a whopping 64 foot. The “scientists” that appeared in this documentary, entitled “Megalodon– the Monster Shark Lives,” were also actors. That means scientists are just actors not a real researchers.
- Some discoveries have also fueled belief that megalodons still exist; coelacanths and the megamouth shark. Coelacanths are an extremely old species of fish that were thought to have been extinct since the end of the cretaceous period, around 65 million years ago. However, much to the excitement of the scientific community, one was caught in 1938 and another in 1952. Just because we were wrong about coelacanths, it doesn’t mean that megalodons exist stated IFL Science.
- In accondance with IFL Scieince even if they were, somehow, hiding in deep oceans like the giant squid – we still have documented evidence of the giant squid! If they still existed, we would know about it. They would be chowing down on massive sharks and whales all over the world. We would see bite marks on whales, scars from old attacks too large to be from any known shark. It would be a spectacular sight, but unfortunately not one that we are going to see.