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Megalodon babies ate their shark siblings in the womb, leading them to be the size of adult humans at birth

A prehistoric megalodon alongside a great white shark. Victor Habbick Visions/Science Photo Library/Getty Megalodons were more than 6.5 feet long at birth. As adults, the huge, prehistoric sharks reached lengths of 50 feet and had . That's far bigger than any other meat-eating shark, living or extinct.  A new study suggests the sharks grew to such large sizes because megalodon babies ate each other in the womb. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A megalodon's .The prehis...
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Megalodons may have grown to the size of school buses by eating their shark siblings in the womb, new research suggests

An illustration of a megalodon. Shutterstock Megalodons — huge, prehistoric sharks — reached lengths of 50 feet, with . The predators are super-sized compared to other sharks, both living and extinct. But how megalodons achieved that massive size is a mystery. A new study suggests the sharks' size could be explained in part by the fact that they ate each other in the womb. Scientists aren't sure how megalodons hunted, but a decline in prey and an increase in competitors may have caused thei...
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Surfer killed in shark attack at Santa Cruz County beach

A surfer was killed in a shark attack on Saturday at Manresa State Beach in Santa Cruz County. The 26-year-old man was attacked around 1:30 p.m. by an unknown shark species about a mile south of the main parking lot, California State Parks said in a statement. The surfer was pronounced dead at the scene and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has notified his family. According to the sheriff’s office, the attack occurred within 100 yards of shore near Sand Dollar Beach. Gabe McKenna, public s...
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Florida Museum's Lawrence Page and Douglas Soltis elected 2019 AAAS fellows

(Florida Museum of Natural History) The Florida Museum of Natural History's Lawrence Page and Douglas Soltis have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society.
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2,000-Year-Old Mosaics Turn Up Under Lawn Of Florida Museum

No, they're not previously unknown Native American art, we're afraid. They're first- and second-century Greco-Roman works from Antioch, and five of them were among the first pieces acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. "One was embedded in a fountain in the sculpture garden. One went on display in the Membership Garden. One […]
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The biggest myth about sharks that will make you fear them less

That sharks represent a risk to swimmers and surfers isn't news to beachgoers. But these predators are not actually looking to feed on humans. To better understand why a tiny number of sharks do sometimes bite people, we interviewed George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research and manager of the International Shark Attack File. Following is a transcript of the video. Of course the biggest myth of sharks is that they are all man-eaters. And probably 95% of all shark species ...
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A shark expert says this US coastline could be the next danger zone for great white shark attacks

George Burgess, the director for the Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History and contributor to "SharkFest," explains how rising seal populations in New England could lead to a greater number of interactions between people and sharks. Following is a transcript of the video. So if you’re swimming out there or surfing, you’re asking for it. My name is George Buress. I serve as the director for the Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum, which i...
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A shark expert explains what would really happen if Michael Phelps raced a live shark

Recently, the Discovery Channel staged a race between 28-time Olympic-medal winner Michael Phelps and a CGI shark. George Buress, the director for the Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History and contributor to SharkFest, explains what would've happened to Phelps if he'd been next to a real shark. Following is a transcript of the video. You certainly don't wanna get in the water if you see a shark. My name is George Buress. I serve as the director for the Flori...
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