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.

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