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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

They find the fossil of a giant prehistoric shark

science vessel investigatoris related to scientific agency Australian CSIRO has discovered a fossil megadolon progenitor, a huge shark. As reported by scientific sources this Wednesday, historical relaxation was in a shark graveyard in the waters around the Australian islands Cocos (Keeling)Located in Indian ocean,

more than one search research trip on board when tracked sea ​​bed situated in the middle of this remote area Australia y Sri Lanka, During this campaign, he has collected 750 Mineralized fossils shark teeth species modern and prehistoric hunters, those types of ancestors The dreaded megadolen is believed to have measured between 10 and 19 mAccording to the statement published by CSIRO.

Megalodon, extinct 3.5 million years ago

“This shark evolved into Megalodon, the largest species of shark, although it was became extinct about 3.5 million years ago“, explained the fish curator of the Western Australian Museum, Glen Moorewho were involved in the CSIRO investigation.

Although the megadolon is considered one of the predators most powerful in historyLittle evidence has been preserved of its existence, such as its Teethso your Presence and maximum size ever measured are uncertainThe statement said, although CSIRO researchers believe -Got them by the teeth- that this relative of megadolon came to measure About twelve meters.

on ship’s scientific expedition investigatorScientists today have also discovered new species of sea creatures, many of which are Stranger, is one of them small striped horn sharkfound on the shore of Australian North West,

Horned Sueno, another species of shark

“This species is unique to Australia but has not yet been named or described. The species we have collected will belong to great scientific importanceA”, indicated one of the managers of the Museum of Western Australia, Will White, This type of shark, also known as the horned shark, is an animal that they measure about a meterof movements the boards and are commonly found Shallow Water,

In addition, these animals usually live hidden behind rocks or seaweed on the ocean floor and they come out at night in search of food, however the new species discovered in the CISRO expedition remain water more than 150 meters deep, According to the statement

“From tiny new bottom-dwelling sharks to giant ancient megasharks that once roamed the ocean, these biodiversity studies provide us Important information about life in our oceans“, insisted John Keesing, CISRO’s chief scientist.

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