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365Telugu.com online news May 28th 2023:Megalodon is an extinct species of giant shark that lived approximately 23 to 3.6 million years ago during the Cenozoic Era. It is considered to be one of the largest and most powerful predators to have ever lived on Earth.

Megalodon is estimated to have grown to lengths of up to 60 feet (18 meters) or more, making it significantly larger than the modern great white shark. It had a massive, robust body, with a broad head and large, triangular teeth that could reach over 7 inches (18 centimeters) in length. These teeth were used to catch and eat large marine animals such as whales.

The exact appearance and behavior of Megalodon are still somewhat speculative, as scientists primarily rely on fossil evidence to reconstruct its characteristics. The teeth and some skeletal remains of Megalodon have been found in various parts of the world, including North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia.

Based on the size of its teeth and its overall body structure, scientists believe that Megalodon was an apex predator, likely feeding on whales and other large marine mammals. Its hunting strategy may have involved ambushing its prey from below and delivering a powerful bite to disable or kill its target. Megalodon had a considerably larger bite force compared to any living shark or marine predator.

The extinction of Megalodon is thought to have occurred around 3.6 million years ago, possibly due to changes in ocean temperatures, a decline in the availability of its prey, or a combination of various environmental factors. Despite its extinction, Megalodon continues to captivate popular imagination and has been featured in numerous books, movies, and documentaries, often depicted as a fearsome and monstrous creature of the deep sea.