Megalodon” is the common name for Carcharocles Megalodon, a truly gigantic predatory shark that went extinct long ago. Thanks to urban legends, and the popularity of movies like The Meg, Megalodon is once again in the public eye. We’re here to help separate the fact from the fiction and help dispell the myths about this giant prehistoric shark.
Many people/scientist ask lot of question about this fish cause lies are too much.
-Was Megalodon the largest predator alive?
-What do Megalodon eat
-do they really cut/bite whale to half with their teeth?
And so many more
Was Megalodon the largest predator ever?
Estimates of the first Leviathan found put it at a maximum size of 17.5m, although since then larger specimens have been discovered (but, at the time of writing, these findings were unpublished in scientific literature). In fact, although Leviathan was huge – we don’t need to look back in time to find a predatory whale larger than Megalodon: Present-day sperm whales have been recorded reaching 20.7m – far longer than Megalodon
The special teeth
Depicts a Megalodon biting a glass window of a giant submarine – leaving a huge tooth impression. Megalodon may have had the most powerful bite in the animal kingdom, but that cinematic move would simply have shattered every tooth in its mouth, leaving with windows completely unaffected.Normal glass has a Moh’s hardness 5.5 and tooth enamel is lower at just 5. In fact, even human teeth are stronger than that of sharks Megalodon tooth fossils are common – in fact, they were used as jewelry by native Americans for more than 10 000 years. Megalodon had approximately 276 teeth, arranged in five rows in each jaw. These rows enabled Megalodon to constantly shed worn out teeth and replace them with new, sharp ones – something that our ragged -teeth do too.