Megalodon Still Alive
Megalodon shark is known as the largest shark of the world. It is also one of the largest vertebrate predators in history. We all knew about the large size of Megalodon that is about 54 feet and the largest tooth of Megalodon found was of 7 inches in height.
According to an estimate Megalodons were disappeared about1.6 million years ago from the earth. There are some documentaries that used fake or animated footages of Megalodon. These documentaries create confusion among people about the extinction of Megalodon.
Why Megalodon Became Extinct?
The extinction of Megalodon is still a mystery. There are different theories about the extinction of Shark. Cooling of the oceans and dropping of sea level resulted in the death of many large marine mammals on which Megalodon feed. Shortage of food diminished the Megalodon population. Sharks have a circulatory system that has ability to maintain a persistent body temperature, that ocean cooling must disastrous. A research at University of Zurich gave a new theory of Megalodon extinction. This research states that a third of the ocean’s largest marine animals perished during the Pilocene Epoch, around 5.3 million to around 9,700 years BC.
There is still so much of the ocean unknown; the potentials of presence of Megalodon shark are almost unending.