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.
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!!!
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)
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.
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.
Originally posted by John316P
reply to post by Frocharocha
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