Researchers Confirm That The Megalodon Died Out Over 2 Million Years Ago

Researchers Confirm That The Megalodon Died Out Over 2 Million Years Ago

An ancient 45- to 60-foot shark that resembled a larger version of the Great White shark, became extinct over two million years ago, and its death may have caused whales to grow to their current sizes, research published last week in the journal PLOS ONE claims.

In the study, researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Zurich set out to dismiss claims that Carcharocles megalodon (megalodon), the largest shark that ever existed, was still alive. They reviewed the most recent records of the megalodon from literature and scientific collections, and through a novel use of the Optimal Linear Estimation (OLE) model, determined that the massive predator died out 2.6 million years ago.

Related Post

Meet The wearable chair so you can rest anywhere
views 109
A Zurich-based Startup Company has come with a "wearable chair" that can offer relief to production line workers and allow for better posture while pe...
Scientists reveal how the brain helps retain memories
views 48
Scientists have revealed in an image study that dendrites in specific neurons called 'place cells' were critical in keeping memories and allowed some ...
Now you can unlock the smartphone with your eyes
views 44
One of the latest smartphones slated to hit the market in Japan this summer allows users to unlock, sign in to apps, and go shopping using only their ...
Watch: You will never throw away rice water after this!
views 170
Rice is a staple food in every household around the globe. One meal of the day is probably impossible without rice being a part of it. However, how ma...
Scientists to explore huge Pacific underwater volcano
views 375
A team of international scientists is setting out to explore a huge underwater volcano that has been producing tonnes of stone that has come ashore to...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK