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Fossil Megalodon Teeth Washing Up On NC Beaches After Storms

A fossil Megalodon tooth that recently wash up on a North Carolina beach.

WECT.com (Channel 6 News, NC) is reporting that several beach-goers are reporting finding abundant fossil shark teeth, including Megalodon teeth after recent coastal storms and higher than normal tides.  These teeth started being found at the beginning of October from Surf City to North Topsail beach. While the teeth of several different types of prehistoric sharks are being found, the biggest prizes are the large, fossil Megalodon teeth.  These teeth...

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New, Rewritten Version of MEG Being Released Nov, 10th

Steve Alten has announced on his Facebook page that an all-new anniversary edition of MEG is being released on Nov. 10th.  At nearly 600, pages this paperback combines a completely rewritten and expanded version of MEG with MEG: ORIGINS.  This release was originally slated for next summer but has been moved up for undisclosed reasons. Steve is appealing to fans to call their local bookstores, and notify them of the release...

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Warner Brothers Taps Eli Roth As Director For Megalodon Film

Warner Brothers has announced that they had tapped horror master Eli Roth to direct Meg, a film that has languished between studios and some big-name directors over the last 20 years. Disney bailed on financing the film when its own Deep Blue Sea sank at the box office, and at different points over the last two decades, Jan de Bont and Guillermo del Toro were said to have been interested...

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Megalodon Tooth Stuck in Whale Vertebrae. Is It Real?

The following photo has been making the rounds on the Internet, purportedly showing a fossil Megalodon tooth still embedded in a whale vertebra. Sure, it’s pretty “badass” as the caption claims, but is it real? Megalodon teeth are relatively common fossils in some areas of the world. This extinct, mega shark, had a huge mouthful of teeth, and like modern-day sharks it lost it’s teeth frequently due to feeding damage....

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No, That Is Not A Megalodon (Basking Shark Edition)

No, that is not a Megalodon.
No, that is not a Megalodon.

This image has started circulating the the Internet again as purported “proof” the Megalodon shark is still alive. No, that is not a shark that’s been extinct for 2.6 million years circling a helpless swimmer as it they were a bite-sized hors d’oeuvre. It’s a basking shark, the second largest living shark behind the whale shark. Like the whale shark it is a filter feeder and completely harmless to humans,...

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Megalodon Shark Nursery Found in Panama

Juvenile and adult Megalodon tooth
University of Florida vertebrate paleontology graduate student Dana Ehret holds a juvenile and adult Megalodon tooth up for comparison.

Researchers from the University of Florida have announced the discovery of a 10 million year old Megalodon nursery area located in Panama.  In a paper published in the research journal PLoS ONE they present the analysis of over 400 fossil Megalodon teeth collected from the shallow, marine Gatun Formation.  These fossil Megalodon teeth in this collection are all surprisingly small, representing very young juveniles of the species. Analysis of the Megalodon teeth determined the...

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