In 2014, Megalodon: The New Evidence will air, “presenting Shark Week viewers with shocking new evidence and interview footage.”
How to know this show is fake?
You cannot have new evidence of an extinct animal.
Megalodon hasn't roamed the seas for millions of years.
Are my big, bold letters getting my point across?
That a network, who once was known for their great scientific documentaries and shows, even entertains such a notion is beyond belief. This show would have been great on a Syfy channel—but not a channel that once had education as a mantra. But, sadly, it has come down to this.
So before watching Megalodon: The New Evidence (if you are brave enough/can stand the sensationalism and lies), educate yourself with some real facts about this really cool, NOW EXTINCT, animal.
- "A great white is about the size of the clasper, or penis, of a male megalodon," Peter Klimley, a shark expert at the University of California at Davis, said in a 2008 interview.
- Studies suggest this animal had the most powerful bite of any creature, being able to crush those giant monster trucks we see vroom-ing around our neighborhoods.
- Megalodon lived from about 16 million years ago until about 2 million years ago. They suddenly when extinct during the middle Miocene era, and reasons aren’t clear (though, they probably couldn’t adapt to changes).
- Scientists think megalodon hunted large whales (or their ancestors) , which is pretty cool.
- Megalodon’s skeleton is made up of cartilage. All we have left of them, really, is their teeth. Some teeth have been 7+ inches (17 centimeters) in total height, but most are between 3 and 5 inches.
- This was probably a cosmopolitan animal, given how widespread their fossilized teeth have been found.
- Nobody has direct evidence of megalodon still existing. With the constant changes our oceans have been facing, the possibility of them still swimming the ocean is 0%. (Coelacanths still being alive does not count as evidence for megalodon maybe being alive)
- No, these sharks cannot be hiding in the depths away from us. Fossils show they liked shallower, warmer waters and used coastal areas as nursing grounds.
Well, the science says no.