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The Death of Megalodon

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It must have been one thoroughly impressive beast (especially when you see the diagram comparing it to a Great White).
 

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Unless my selection of 1980s giant sea creature novels are lying Megaladon's are usefull in keeping nuclear submarine numbers in check as well as whales.
 

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Unless my selection of 1980s giant sea creature novels are lying Megaladon's are usefull in keeping nuclear submarine numbers in check as well as whales.
And if Megashark Versus Giant Octopus is right, they're also great at renovating the Golden Gate Bridge and bringing down 747s:D
 

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They've been extinct for about 1.5 million years. That's when the disappear from the fossil record .


Of course , they could be living in the deepest part of the oceans, 90 percent of the of the worlds oceans are largely unexplored . ;)
 

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Of course , they could be living in the deepest part of the oceans, 90 percent of the of the worlds oceans are largely unexplored . ;)
You speak in jest, but I remember a report of a potential "giant shark" being spotted on a deep sea diving camera a few years - but not enough detail to give an idea of definite size or species - but IIRC, there was an estimated length of 60', which no one was going to claim as correct without further evidence, that we have yet to see. This was via mainstream news site, too, so probably mentioned off-hand in one of the many BBC articles on the subject.
 

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You speak in jest, but I remember a report of a potential "giant shark" being spotted on a deep sea diving camera a few years - but not enough detail to give an idea of definite size or species - but IIRC, there was an estimated length of 60', which no one was going to claim as correct without further evidence, that we have yet to see. This was via mainstream news site, too, so probably mentioned off-hand in one of the many BBC articles on the subject.
I wouldn't be completely surprised if they find Megalodon in the deep seas. There are more then few examples of species that were thought to have been extinct that have turned up. The Coelacanth come mind. They thought to have been extinct for 70 million years until they caught one off of Madagascar in 1938.
 

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And if Megashark Versus Giant Octopus is right, they're also great at renovating the Golden Gate Bridge and bringing down 747s:D
Was that the one were the entire US navy Pacific fleet consisted of a single small ship?

All these films have merged into one glorius jumble.
 

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Was that the one were the entire US navy Pacific fleet consisted of a single small ship?

All these films have merged into one glorius jumble.
It might be. I remember the inside of a submarine and the control room of a ship looking almost identical. To be honest, neither looked like anything the US Navy has. Still, the monsters were great fun.
 

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I always loved the story of the US warship whose sonar equipment was attacked by a creature unknown to science, as wikipedia states:

"...the "NOFOUL" rubber coating of her AN/SQS-26 SONAR dome was damaged by multiple cuts over 8 percent of the dome surface. Nearly all of the cuts contained remnants of sharp, curved claws found on the rims of suction cups of some squid tentacles. The claws were much larger than those of any squid that had been discovered at that time."

(from the article - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Stein_(FF-1065) )
 

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Imagine what it be like to encounter a real Megalodon, in a small boat. Now that would be the stuff of nightmares. Or better yet , imagine being in shark cage in such an encounter . :eek:
 
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So the oceans cooled driving away or making extinct the food animal that Megalodon lived off caused their extinction . That would make sense given that such a large shark would have needed large quantities of food to live.
 

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Since the movie Meg is coming out I thin ought reviving this thread might be appropriate.:)
 

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