Author: Harjap Randhawa
Megalodon sharks are also called Carcharocles Megalodon, which is an extinct species of shark. They are one of the biggest predators that ever lived on Earth. Megalodon is a Greek word that means "big tooth". Some people think that the Great White Shark is a relative of the Megalodon but they are completely different.
Megalodon sharks can be at least 59 feet long and at most 79 feet long. It weighed 60 to 70 tons. Megalodon sharks existed as early as 23 million years ago and lasted until about 2.3 million years ago. Teeth are the most common fossil that is left of them. One tooth can be as long as 190 millimeters.
Megalodon sharks could have eaten anything they wanted. Some things they ate were prehistoric whales, sea lions, dolphins and giant sea turtles (Oohh no save the turtles!).