Research reveals how teeth functioned and evolved in giant mega-sharks

Otodus megalodon preying upon the whale Cethoterium. Credit: Hugo Salais, Metazoa Studio A pioneering study by University of Bristol researchers finds that the evolution of teeth in the giant prehistoric shark Megalodon and its relatives was a by-product of becoming huge, rather than an adaptation to new feeding habits. The iconic extinct Megalodon was the […]

24 million-year-old nursery for baby megasharks discovered in South Carolina

About 24 million years ago, baby shark ancestors of the giant beast called megalodon needed a place to grow big before heading into the open ocean, so they swam around a coastal spot replete with easy-to-catch prey — a nursery in what is now South Carolina, according to new research. Until now, scientists knew of […]