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posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 06:12 AM
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Originally posted by Psyclon9
Okay, the earth in about 70% water, we have explored maybe maybe 5% of said waters. We cant even get to the bottom of the deepest parts of it. I think there could be a population of Megalodons way out in the depths of the ocean. Look at the marihanas trench, its suposed to be something like 7 miles deep. Who knows what all is down there. I really wouldnt be shocked to find out they do exist.


It's 6.78 miles or 10,911m plus or minus 100 meters and has been reached with soil samples takin numerous times, where they actually found a surprising amount of life (bacteria type lifeforms) but would definately be far too deep for a animal of this size, just coz it's not found doesn't mean its would live in the deepest abyss's.

Although i reckon it could survive in the shallower regions where the giant squid reigns. One day hopefully we will find out



Originally posted by Russian soldier
Man, if that thing still existed, I'd order the entire Russian navy to wipe out all of them!!!lol. I definetley wouldn't want them around. I don't even want Great White and Tiger sharks around!!!


Where's the little image of the man slapping his forehead? Unfortunately if people like you had there way they would be destroyed because certain people are stoooooooopid. MY advice would be to stay in the pool, leave diving and exploring the true nature of awesome creatures like these to people like me. Ta




posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 11:31 AM
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Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz gave this prehistoric shark its scientific name, meaning “ bigtooth,” in 1835. Based on similarities between its teeth and those of the great white shark,Agassiz classified them as relatives, but some modern ichthyologists dispute that claim. Re-construction of the shark ’s jaw in 1909, using the largest teeth available, produced a 120-ft.monster, but subsequent estimates range from 50 to 80 ft long. In either case, and by anyname, megalodon remains the largest shark known to science.Is it still alive?Most ichthyologists believe megalodon died out around 1.5 million years ago, but fossilevidence suggests that they are wrong. The British research ship Challenger dredged up two megalodon teeth from the Atlantic, at a depth of 14,000 feet, in 1875. Dr. WladomirTschernezky analyzed the teeth at London’s Queen Mary College in 1959, and reportedthat one was 24,000 years old and the other no more than 11,000 years old. His findingslend credence to several reports of giant sharks resembling great whites recorded duringthe 20th century.• 1918: Australian fishermen reported an encounter with a monstrous shark nearBroughton Island, off the coast of New South Wales. The shark swallowed several 3-ft.-wide crayfish traps with “ pots, mooring lines, and all.” Estimates of its length ex-ceeded 100 feet, perhaps exaggerated by fear. All agreed that the beast was a shark“of the White Death type,” and not a whale.• 1927: American novelist Zane Gray saw a shark longer than his 40-ft. boat while fish-ing off the Polynesian island of Rangiroa.• 1933: Gray ’s son, Loren, saw a nearly-identical shark while sailing 100 miles north-west of Rangiroa. He described it as 40 to 50 ft. long, with a head 10 to 12 ft. wide, andinsisted that it was not a whale shark.• 1950s: Author Thomas Helm watched a large shark resembling a great white swimunder his 60-ft. boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Helm said that the fish “ was not an inchless than 30 feet ” long, and that when it was under the fishing boat, its pectoral finsprotruded on either side.• March 1954: While riding out a storm near Timor, Indonesia, sailors aboard the RachelCohen felt a violent blow against the keel. They later found 17 shark ’s teeth embeded in the hull, averaging 4 in. long and 3 in. wide. Ichthyologist John Randall, atHawaii’s Bishop Museum, estimated the shark must have been 36 - 46 ft. long.While no megalodon has yet been killed or caught alive, the species enjoys a measureof celebrity through horror novels and films. Novels involving relict megalodons in-clude Charles Wilson’s Extinct (1997), Cari McKnight ’s From the Dark Below (2001), and awhole series from author Steve Alten: Meg (1997), The Trench (2000), Meg: Primal Waters (2004), and Meg: Hell ’s Aquarium (2008). Films depicting megalodons at large include Shark Hunter (2001), Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002), Megalodon (2004), and the Aus-trian production Hai-Alarm auf Mallorca (2004). Further Reading: Renz, M. Megalodon: Hunting the Hunter. ( Lehigh Acres, FL: Paleo Press,2002)


There was something very fishy about that claim here ---->

"The British research ship Challenger dredged up two megalodon teeth from the Atlantic, at a depth of 14,000 feet, in 1875. Dr. WladomirTschernezky analyzed the teeth at London’s Queen Mary College in 1959, and reportedthat one was 24,000 years old and the other no more than 11,000 years old."

Cannot remember what exactly it was...


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PS: Who knows what is hiding in the deep? :p



posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by Ryanp5555
I am just inquiring as to whether or not people believe the Megalodon Shark, a massive shark that could range from 50-150 feet long and believed to be related to the Great White, still exists. I personally am kind of hoping it does. Only around 5% of the Ocean has been discovered and something that large would probably be out around the middle of the ocean as opposed to staying near the shore lines. I think this is a very interesting topic.


Actually there are reports of Sharks (buch way smaller) That's what i found:




Megalogon - Monster of the Deep The ancestor of that dreaded modern killer of the sea, the Great White Shark; this prehistoric predator is estimated to grow up to a size of about 60 feet in length. The average size of the Great White Shark is around 15 feet though there records of fisherman hauling up one that is up to 20 feet long; but its still dwarfed compared to that of the Megalodon. The average size of a full-grown human is probably only the size of the fins of the Megalodon depicted in the picture.

Fisherman of the cold Arctic regions have reported sighting of a Shark that is over 50 feet long and cryptozoologists have speculated that the creature could have survived extinction and had hid itself from human detection by inhabiting those cold and remote icy water in the abyssmal depth of the Arctic sea, probably surviving on giant squids and deep sea fishes and probably feasting on the sperm whales that inhabit these region.



It's unlikely that those animals still exist trough. They need a lot... A lot of food. And that's one of the reasons they died out 2.000.000 years ago. ice Age killed all their food and they died outt, the survivors are the great Whites, evolved to be smaller just like any other today earth's creature. So they can eat less.



posted on Aug, 16 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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Id like to add that during shark week they did a show to look for the megaladon, but I cant tell if it was a mockumentry like the mermaid. But some of the videos looked like they were messed with a little. Plus id like to add a bit for the voodoo shark in the bayou of lousiana. Sorry if im going off topic with this cant make my own topic yet :p



posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 10:34 AM
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Originally posted by John316P
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Id like to add that during shark week they did a show to look for the megaladon, but I cant tell if it was a mockumentry like the mermaid. But some of the videos looked like they were messed with a little. Plus id like to add a bit for the voodoo shark in the bayou of lousiana. Sorry if im going off topic with this cant make my own topic yet :p


I lost the shark week, which sucked :p The good of the mockumentaries is that they add plausible ideas of the existence of these creatures. It is possible that Megalodons survived until recently. But if any of the animals they hunted (whales) population declined, they would have become extinct.

That happend many times recently because of human interaction. The Moa were hunted to extinction some hundreds years ago and in conclusion their predator the Hast Eagle died out. It was also the biggest bird to live recently.

Unless Megalodons like to atack human boats for food, they would surely die of starvation.








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