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So big eating starts early?
 

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Blurry Photo's podcast and monsters among us did a recent "round table" review on the film "Meg" (2018). Don't bother listening it was awful I've no idea why they picked this film when they were so obviously not interested in it. Why would you be it was rubbish?

If I want to listen to 3 bored people going through the motions then I have certain teams at work I deal with that do that.
 

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Thank goodness! I spend quite a bit of time swimming in the sea, and have constantly had a nagging worry about the thought of being bitten in half by a 60 — 80 foot shark. Now I know they were only about 50 feet long, I will be far more relaxed about the whole thing.

The smaller ones are just as capable of biting you in half as a 60-80 footer...
 

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Maternal Meg.

Megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived, was a fierce predator in prehistoric seas, with a bite force five times as strong as today’s great white.

But it was also a wise mother, new research reveals. An analysis of megalodon teeth found from sites across multiple continents suggests these giants commonly used nurseries to improve their youngsters’ chances of survival, just as some modern sharks do.

It is an “exciting” possibility, says Kenshu Shimada, a paleobiologist at DePaul University who wasn’t involved with the work. Still, he says, more research is needed to confirm the findings.

Many modern marine animals, from shrimp to sharks, rely on nurseries. These shallower areas, such as mangroves and seagrass, are rich with nutrients, which help young grow big and strong enough to survive out on their own. ...

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/megalodon-was-megalo-mom
 

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A great scientific discussion about what we know about megalodon.

 

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Megalodon teeth found in Atacama Desert

A massive haul of huge razor-sharp teeth which belonged to the biggest fish that ever lived were stumbled on in a desert by chance.

The bumper find of megalodon teeth in the Atacama desert in Chile is now "one of the largest scientific collections of megalodon teeth in the world."

"[It's] by far the largest shark of all time, a super predator whose wingspan is estimated to be between 16 and 20 metres (52 and 66 feet) long," said Atacama Palaeontology's Executive Director, Pablo Quilodran.
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"[It's] by far the largest shark of all time, a super predator whose wingspan is estimated to be between 16 and 20 metres (52 and 66 feet) long,"
Bloody hell! Those movies on the SYFY channel were right after all! o_O
 

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Megalodon and chips though you would need a lot of chips.
 

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I have never heard "wingspan" referred to for shark size.
 

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I have never heard "wingspan" referred to for shark size.

I don't know how formal or how widespread the practice may be, but I've found multiple documented allusions to 'wingspan' being used to mean the distance between the tips of a fish's pectoral (front side-mounted) fins.

It's a new one on me, too ...
 

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"…the largest shark of all time, a super predator whose wingspan is estimated to be between 16 and 20 metres (52 and 66 feet) long,"

Was English even among the palette of languages available to the writer? A “shark whose wingspan was 20 metres long”?

:yuck:

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It conjures up a rather strange image.
 
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