Megalodon

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    •  Research suggests, ancient Megalodon sharks could eat a whale in a few bites.

    About Megalodon

    • Scientific Name : Otodus megalodon
    • It is an extinct species of mackerel shark which used to exist millions of years ago. 
    • It roamed the oceans an estimated 23 million to 2.6 million years ago.
    • It was the largest shark to ever swim through Earth’s oceans.
    • Description 
      • The giant transoceanic predator would have weighed around 70 tonnes — or as much as 10 elephants.
      • It had an average cruising speed faster than sharks today.
      • It  had the ability to migrate across multiple oceans.
      • It was bigger than a school bus at around 50 feet from nose to tail.
      • In comparison, the great white sharks of the present can grow to a maximum length of around 15 feet. 

    Image Courtesy :theguardian

    Source:IE