Of all the living fish in the ocean, we know that whale sharks are the largest. They can be as tall as 8 or 9 meters (about 28 feet), eclipsing all the other living sharks in the ocean. Female sharks have the upper hand in body size, but scientists have finally confirmed that this is not always the case. A study published in historical biology confirmed that the extinct Otodus MEGALODON once reached 15 meters (49 feet) long, nearly 7 meters (22 feet) longer than today’s whale sharks. < / P > < p > in films such as the MEG in 2018, the megatooth shark is depicted as a giant shark monster, which is far from the 75 foot long beast that makes movie audiences scream. But even if it’s not as long as it’s said in the movie, megalobodon sharks must be the biggest fish in the ocean, of course, during their time. < / P > < p > this study estimated the body length of extinct forms by using measurements from today’s lamniforms, a group of sharks to which the megatooth belongs, and by evaluating their teeth to prove the length of sharks. The study also showed that the size of the megaodon shark looks like an accidental “accident” in the creation process, because it is twice the limit value of the smaller lamniforms species. “Since the age of the dinosaurs, sharks have been the main predators in the ocean, so it’s reasonable to assert that they must have played an important role in shaping the marine ecosystem as we know it today,” Kenzo Shimada, a paleontologist at the University of Chicago’s de Paul and lead author of the study, said in a press release. &Michael Griffith, co-author and professor of environmental science at William Patterson University, and Martin Becker, respectively, said: & quot; this is convincing evidence that megalobodon sharks are really special in size & quot; and & quot; this work represents a key progress in our understanding of the evolution of this marine behemoth & quot;. < / P > < p > but while the size may sound scary, and the idea of a giant toothed shark wandering the ocean may shake the flippers of some diving enthusiasts, don’t be afraid of this extinct predator outside Hollywood. After 12 years, “world class Super project” Shantou Bay Tunnel ushers in a historic breakthrough today