What is a megalodon?

Answer The megalodon was an enormous, prehistoric shark that has since become extinct. It was one of the largest fish ever to have lived, easily surpassing in size today's largest fish, the whale shark.Si... Read More »

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What did megalodon eat?

Megalodon, a species of giant shark that went extinct 2 million years ago, is believed to have weighed about 77 tons and needed to eat about 2,500 pounds worth of food each day . Scientists believe... Read More »

What is megalodon?

Megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived. Megalodon was about 60 feet long and weighed about 77 tons, but wasn't big enough to avoid extinction. It died out no less than 2 million years ago.... Read More »

What killed the megalodon?

According to the Florida Museum of Natural History, climate change during an ice age killed most of the whales. Whales were a big part of the megalodon's diet, and without that resource, the megalo... Read More »

What is the size of a megalodon?

A megalodon shark's exact size is not known because it is extinct. Initial estimates based on fossils were up to 100 feet in length. More recent estimates put the megalodon's length at between 40 a... Read More »