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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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Newborn Megalodons Were Larger Than Adult Humans and Probably Ate Their Siblings

Picture this: It’s about 20 million years ago, and you’re inside the giant womb of an extremely pregnant Otodus megalodon. Everything’s hunky-dory—some baby sharks have already hatched, and others are on the way. But before any more of those egg-bound brethren can emerge, one of the baby sharks wriggles over and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cannibalism, Eggs, Oceans, Sharks, Megalodon, Paleobiology

How to see dinosaurs in Pasadena, Costa Mesa and Pomona

While 2020 was a crazy year, 2021 will be off to a monstrous start because a bunch of gigantic prehistoric creatures will invade parts of Southern California. Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru Experience, a national dinosaur touring exhibit, will stomp its way to the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena from Jan. 15-31, the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa Feb. 5-14 and Fairplex in Pomona Feb. 19-28. Those who drive back in time to the land of reptiles will see more than 70 moving and lifelike dinosaurs ro...
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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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Megalodon’s actual size, recalculated

Previous estimates of the megalodon's size were based solely on its teeth compared to the star of "Jaws."The prehistoric monster is as closely related to other sharks.Imagine just a dorsal fin as tall as you are. For anyone already terrified by ferocious sharks — few of them actually are, of course — the prehistoric megalodon, Otodus megalodon, goes several steps beyond a nightmare. Not much is known about the animal that roamed the seas from 23 million to about three million years ago. The mos...
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Supernova vs. Megalodon

It sounds more like bad science fiction than real science: Radiation from an exploding star kills off the biggest shark ever to inhabit the oceans. But a recent study says that could be what happened. Researchers noted several bits of evidence to support the idea. For one thing, a series of supernova explosions beginning about eight million years ago cleared away gas and dust in our region of the galaxy, forming what’s known as the Local Bubble. A supernova 2.6 million years ago, about 165 light...
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Did supernovae kill off large ocean animals at dawn of Pleistocene?

The effects of a supernova -- and possibly more than one -- on large ocean life like school-bus-sized Megalodon 2.6 million years ago are detailed in a paper just published in Astrobiology.
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The 10 Best Shark Movies

The 10 Best Shark movies With The Meg coming out this weekend (read our review here), it’s a good time to dive back into the ocean for a quick shark movie recap. Whether you’re long in the tooth, or just growing your chompers, this list is loaded with flicks that will make you think twice about swimming in the ocean again. No, seriously. Shark Attack 3: Megalodon Release: 2002 Stars: John Barrowman, Jenny McShane, Ryan Cutrona Rotten Tomatoes: 20% from Critics, 49% from Audiences There a...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Blake Lively, Los Angeles, Dreamworks Animation, Michael Caine, Will Smith, Smith, Jack Black, Mandy Moore, Bahamas, Spielberg, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Sharknado, Jaws

Watery and Monster-y Comics You Should Devour After Watching ‘The Meg’

(Welcome to Comic Book Drive-In, a series where comic and movie fans Jazmine Joyner and Rosie Knight recommend brand new, ongoing, and completed comic book series that tie into classic films and new releases.) Hello, comic and movie fans! This week, our chosen film is the outrageous monster movie The Meg , which stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis, and is the end product of 20 years of development hell! National Treasure’s Jon Turteltaub d...
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‘The Meg’ TV Spot Encourages You to Swim Faster

Summer is here in full-force, so it’s time to embrace big, dumb blockbusters. Like The Meg, a movie about Jason Statham fighting a Megalodon shark that just happens to not be extinct, somehow. I’m sure the film will explain this, but really, who cares? We don’t need answers. We just need to see Statham vs. shark. While you wait for The Meg to splash into theaters, watch a new The Meg TV spot below. The Meg TV Spot Say what you will about The Meg – the marketing department has been doing...
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The Meg Trailer

Over summer last year I was working on a film titled Meg at Sony Imageworks, a monster movie pitting action star Jason Statham against a gargantuan sized shark called Megalodon. The movie is finally due for release in August this year, check out the trailer below : My contribution to the show was mostly lighting work on the CG shark as well as Jason Statham in his underwater submersible. I have no idea how the final cut of the film looks like, but I’ll pay good money any day to see Jason...
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The World's Largest Shark Had a Fatal Appetite For Dwarf Whales

Megalodon, the largest shark to have ever terrorized our planet’s oceans, may have gone extinct owing to its limited dietary preference for dwarf whales, according to new research. Read more...
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The Jason Statham Shark Movie ‘Meg’ Will Open in Theaters in 2018

It looks like Meg may have finally crawled its way out of development hell. An adaptation of Steve Alten‘s Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror has been in the works for a long time now, but the budget, time and time again, has proved to be an issue. In 2007, millions of dollars were spent on Jan de Bont‘s (Speed) version of the project before New Line pulled the plug. Eli Roth recently ran into similar issues on Meg. After Roth had exited the project, Jon Turteltaub took over the film. Once The Sorcere...
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Jason Statham Will Headbutt a Prehistoric Shark in ‘Meg’

Steve Alten‘s Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror was first published in 1997 and the film adaptation has been in development for almost as long. Every few years, someone commits to a film adaptation of this tale of Man versus Giant Prehistoric Killer Shark and every few years, the whole thing falls apart. Now, nearly twenty years after the initial plans to make this movie, a new batch of names have become associated with the project. Carcharodon megalodon, meet Jason Statham. Jason Statham, meet Carch...
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The Benarus Megalodon Lumbers Back To Life On Kickstarter

 We first looked at the original Benarus Megalodon dive watch in 2012 when the massive timepiece first appeared on land. Designed by Steve Laughlin of Overland Park, KS (not a place normally associated with deep dives), the watch is 49mm in diameter, 19mm thick and is designed as a high-compression dive watch. You could, with a little sanding, fit two Apple Watches into one of these. Laughlin… Read More
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