The Megalodon Shark is not just a character in creature features*. Megalodon Sharks lived between 15.9 and 2.6 million years ago. They could grow up to 59 feet. The Discovery Channel features Megalodon during Shark Week and has a cool interactive site in its Sharkopedia. For more details about Megalodon including eating habits, environment and what it liked to eat visit Megalodon in their Sharkopedia.
Megalodon burst onto the movie/tv screen in 2009 with Mega Shark Vs. the Giant Octopus. The most recent adventure is the 2015 outing Mega Shark Vs. Kolossus.
According to National Geographic, the new dinosaur, named Patagotitan mayorum, was a long-necked behemoth lived about 102 million years ago and was likely more than 120 feet long and weighed 69 tons, or about the same as 12 African elephants (the current largest land dweller).
As reported in the story:”There was one small part of the family that went crazy on size,” said Diego Pol of the Egidio Feruglio paleontology museum in Argentina, co-author of the study published Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
“There was one small part of the family that went crazy on size,” said Diego Pol of the Egidio Feruglio paleontology museum in Argentina, co-author of the study published Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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“Today’s domestic cats are believed to be the descendants of ancient Near Eastern wildcats, and the previous discovery of a wildcat buried near a human in Cyprus roughly 9,500 years ago suggests some type of long-running relationship. The Egyptians famously thought very highly of cats, keeping them domestically and even administering medical treatment to them some 4,000 years ago.
As a huge fan of dinosaurs, it was a pleasure to see her list included Mary Anning, (1799 – 1847), a prolific fossil hunter whose finds included Ichthyosaurus, the “fish-lizard.”
According to Zielinski, she also found long-necked plesiosaurs, “a pterodactyl and hundreds, possibly thousands, of other fossils that helped scientists to draw a picture of the marine world 200 million to 140 million years ago during the Jurassic. ”
Like many women scientists in history, she was self-taught. Her studies included anatomy, geology, paleontology and scientific illustration.
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