A new study claims that whales and other fish may have become scarce for both feared predators, leading to the extinction of the world’s largest megalodon shark. Environmental pressures such as changes in sea level may also have played an important role. The extinction of Megaladon has always been a mystery.
How did the research happen?
There may be many other reasons associated with the extinction of the megalodon. Such as loss of their habitat due to change in sea level and reduction in hunting. For the new study, international researchers used zinc isotopes from the teeth of living and extinct sharks. This helped them understand the diet of dead animals. The teeth of both sharks have shown that the white shark and the megalodon shark had similar food and drink at one time.
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Both sharks preyed on whales, dolphins and porpoises. Scientists believe that environmental pressure and climate change may be the main factor in their extinction. Professor Thomas Tutken from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz said this evidence could solve the mystery of the megalodon’s extinction. During the fish shortage, the white shark may have survived on less food, but the megalodon did not survive.