The extinct megaodon shark has been identified as the largest fish in the sea

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 The extinct megaodon shark has been identified as the largest fish in the sea


Since the age of the dinosaurs, sharks have represented the major predators in the ocean, so its reasonable to assert that they must have played an important role in shaping the marine ecosystem as we know it today, Kenzo Shimada, a paleontologist at the University of Chicagos DePaul and the lead author of the study, said in a press release.

This is convincing evidence that megalobodon sharks are really special in size, said co-author Michael Griffith and Martin Becker, Professor of environmental science at William Patterson University. This work represents a critical progress in our understanding of the evolution of this marine behemoth..

But while the size may sound scary, and the idea of a giant toothed shark wandering the ocean may shake some diving enthusiasts fins, rest assured that outside Hollywood, you dont have to be afraid of this extinct predator.