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Just how big was the Megalodon Shark

Megalodon size compared with a Whale Shark, modern Great White Shark and human.

The Megalodon was the largest known predator in the history of the Earth, at least based on its weight. The sperm whale is a little bit longer, but also lighter.  Over the years the size estimations of the Megalodon shark have changed, as the science surrounding it’s evolution has progressed.  One of the issues in estimating it’s true size is that the skeletons of sharks are made out of cartilage...

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Megalodon Myth: The Megalodon And Great White Shark Are Closely Related

Carcharodon hubbelli
Well preserved fossil of Carcharodon hubbelli which is thought to represent a transitional species between the Broad-Toothed Mako and Great White Shark.

The Great White Shark being a descendant of or closely related to the Megalodon might be the most commonly repeated misconception about the prehistoric shark. Even more so than that the Megalodon may still be alive (thanks Discover Channel). While it was once believed to be true many decades ago, this view is currently not held among scientists based on the fossil evidence. When the Megalodon was first scientifically described back in...

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