Megalodon shark attacking a whale

Megalodon shark attacking a whale

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This image is part of the feature Terrors of the Ancient Seas
This image is part of the feature The Most Fearsome Animals That Ever Lived
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Credit: JAIME CHIRINOS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Megalodon shark attacking a whale, artwork. Megalodon (Carcharodon megalodon) was a huge prehistoric shark that lived 25-1.5 million years ago. Fossil evidence of its teeth and a few bones suggests that Megalodon grew over 20 metres in length and weighed over 100 tons. It is the largest carnivore that ever lived.

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