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Terrifying scale of ancient Great White ancestor Megalodon REVEALED – ‘Larger and larger’

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“If, for example, they had been like humans, where babies have big heads and short legs, we would have had some difficulties in projecting the adult proportions for such a huge extinct shark.

“But we were surprised, and relieved, to discover that in fact that the babies of all these modern predatory sharks start out as little adults, and they don’t change in proportion as they get larger.”

Jack Cooper, a University of Bristol palaeobiologist said: “This means we could simply take the growth curves of the five modern forms and project the overall shape as they get larger and larger – right up to a body length of 16 metres.”



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