Two photos suggest that a monster shark weighing up to 50 tons may still be roaming the ocean. Are these photos real?
Regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators in vertebrate history, C. megalodon probably had a profound impact on the structure of marine communities. Fossil remains suggest that this giant shark reached a length of 18 metres (59 ft), and also indicate that it had a cosmopolitan distribution. Scientists suggest that C. megalodon looked like a stockier version of the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias.
The fact that the ocean is quite a good place to hide in when you consider that 95% of it still remains unexplored. New creatures are being discovered all the time, including some that were believed to have gone extinct millions of years ago. These aren’t small creatures that are easily overlooked either. In many cases we are talking about true-to-life giant sea monsters, which, for a long time, were believed to be myths as well.