Ancient megalodon shark could eat a whale in just a few bites

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The archetypal 3D reconstruction of a huge, past shark called megalodon suggests it was adjacent bigger than antecedently thought

Life 17 August 2022

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre

Megalodon

Megalodon was ample capable to devour whales with ease

J. J. Giraldo

Megalodon, an past shark, had specified a immense appetite that it could person swallowed an 8-metre-long whale successful conscionable a fewer bites, according to the archetypal 3D reconstruction of the predator. This caller statement upgrades its already gigantic size to astatine slightest 16 metres agelong and a value of 61.5 tonnes.

Previous calculations of megalodon’s size suggested it was astir 14 metres agelong and weighed 48 tonnes, but John Hutchinson astatine The Royal Veterinary College successful the UK was inspired …

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