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Could MEG have survived?

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:20 am
by Searcher
There's always plenty of UFO reports. An average 600 per month are processed by MUFON. New Yowie and Bigfoot encounters come to light quite regularly. However, giant shark reports are extremely rare and historical accounts are usually the only way of judging whether enormous sharks could still roam the world's oceans.
https://exemplore.com/cryptids/Is-the-M ... till-Alive

Re: Could MEG have survived?

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:21 pm
by Yowie bait
Thanks Searcher. Great article there. I voted "yes"!

Re: Could MEG have survived?

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:22 pm
by Yowiechow
I'm going to say no. Megalodons were coastal predators that required large mammalian prey to survive. If they were alive, we'd frequently be witnessing them attacking whales and seals, scavenging on whale carcasses (like modern sharks do) and checking out boats (again like modern sharks, who are very curious animals). Also we'd see them coming into conflict with Orcas. One of the theories posited for Megalodons decline and extinction is competition from Orca ancestors. There would literally be no scientifically plausible reason for a Megalodon to become a deep sea shark, if it did start living in trenches and the like, it would have evolved to become smaller and far more adapted and probably look more like a goblin shark than anything else.

Re: Could MEG have survived?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:30 am
by Searcher
Not a Megalodon, but almost as fascinating!

A huge shark that lives in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans has been identified by scientists as the world's oldest living vertebrate.

Nature Journal reports that scientists have concluded that the Greenland shark has a lifespan of at least 272 years.

Read about it here: https://www.9news.com.au/world/greenlan ... 0ab5e29f47

Re: Could MEG have survived?

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:13 pm
by AusTy
This is a tricky one.
I would lean more towards no based on reasons already stated if it wasn't for this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_QyGANCUJI
Check it out, pretty interesting.
Not saying a "Meg" ate the white shark but something huge definitely did.

Re: Could MEG have survived?

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:13 am
by Searcher
AusTy wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:13 pm
This is a tricky one.
I would lean more towards no based on reasons already stated if it wasn't for this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_QyGANCUJI
Check it out, pretty interesting.
Not saying a "Meg" ate the white shark but something huge definitely did.
Good post, AusTy. That story is compelling because of all the scientific data on depth and temperature that goes with it. I have watched the full doco a number of times. What took the 3 metre white shark remains a mystery.

The best candidate seems to be a huge great white. As detailed elsewhere, I have spoken to a professional fisherman who had regularly seen a 32 foot great white called 'Big Ben' in waters off southern Australia. Anecdotal? Yes, but the man was a friend of my father's and this monster shark was well known among the entire fishing community back in the 1970's. That's why it had a name.

Another possibility is a 25 metre plesiosaur. Unlike Meg, there have been many incredible reports of such animals off Australian waters. More details here:
viewtopic.php?f=70&t=5104

Re: Could MEG have survived?

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:10 pm
by AusTy
Yes i have heard stories of big ben and also 7+ metre great whites off of the coast of South Africa & seeing videos of them blew my mind! hadn't put much thought into it being a plesiosaur but i'd never rule it out.
As i'm sure you already know, humans have only explored 5% of the ocean and the other 95% is left a mystery as of now.
Imagine what is still out there waiting to be discovered and as they say "There is always a bigger fish".

Re: Could MEG have survived?

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:12 pm
by AusTy
Sorry mate, forgot to say Thank you. Great post by you also & cheers for the link, some great info there that i had never read before! (thumb up)