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These Baby Sharks Were Anything but Cute
These Baby Sharks Were
Anything but Cute
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These Baby Sharks Were Anything but Cute

Megalodons were born more than 6 feet long, and they were cannibals

(Newser) - You'd need a whole new song to describe these baby sharks, and it wouldn't be cute. Scientists studying long-extinct megalodons estimate they were born 6.5 feet long, reports the Guardian . And one reason they emerged so large was that they likely snacked on their unhatched siblings while...

NC Beach Awash in Teeth From Bus-Sized Shark

The six-inch teeth suggest a 60-foot prehistoric giant

(Newser) - In recent days, beachgoers in North Topsail Beach and Surf City in North Carolina have been stumbling upon some rare teeth—some the size of an adult hand—which belonged to a supersized prehistoric shark called a megalodon. Aurora Fossil Museum experts say Hurricane Joaquin likely dredged up the previously...

Study: Whales grew huge after super-sized shark went extinct
Whales Got So Big After Super-Sized Shark Died Out
new study

Whales Got So Big After Super-Sized Shark Died Out

Megalodon died out 2.6M years ago, scientists estimate

(Newser) - Great white sharks have nothing on the ancient megalodon, which grew up to 50 feet in length and sported teeth as long as 7 inches. And now scientists have their firmest timeframe yet for when the creature went extinct. Scientists at the University of Florida in Gainesville report this week...

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