posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:15 AM
reply to post by Thestargateisreal
I've been interested in this topic for quite some years now, however for now, the only logical conclusion I can see is that they are most likely
extinct. As cool as it would be to have pre-historic, giant sharks swimming around in the depths of the ocean it just doesn't add up if you consider
that Carcharodon Megaladon was thought to be a coastal hunter. Another point to make is that there just isn't enough food down in the depths of the
ocean to sustain much Megalodon life. It's all tiny plankton and microscopic.
So for now until further evidence hopefully shows up it makes sense that megalodon IS extinct.
Since we haven't even explored so much of our ocean sea beds it would be great if there was undiscovered wonders down there. Maybe if Megalodon had
survived and dwells in the depths of the ocean it could feed on squid or what not. This is highly unlikely however as Megalodon was thought to like
warm waters so it would take quite a wonderful discovery.
EDIT: To answer your question about teeth I believe it's to do with the cartilage structure of sharks. Cartilage decomposes but bone does not so
only the teeth of the Megalodon will survive. 10,000 years is so tiny considering it was 1.6 million years ago this creature was thought to be
extinct. Another theory behind the carbon dating of the teeth thought to be only 10,000 years or so old is that the data was incorrect. I'm no
expert and I haven't seen any data myself obviously so I can only repeat the theories that I've read and picked up over the years. There are huge
debates about this subject, many are on ATS already in this crypto forum, I remember reading some interesting, long debated threads about Megalodon
around 10 years ago and they contained all the theories and more probably that I just mentioned.
edit on 24-8-2011 by AnalyticalDreamer
because: Added paragraph.