Scientists estimate the size of a giant extinct shark

Scientists estimate the size of a giant extinct shark

A new study shows that a giant shark that swam in the oceans millions of years ago could devour a creature the size of a killer whale in just five bites.

Scientists used fossil evidence to build a three-dimensional model of the megalodon, one of the largest predatory fish that ever lived on earth.

According to their calculations, the animal was larger than a school bus and heavier than ten elephants.

The megalodon’s huge mouth allowed it to feed on other large creatures.

The megalodon was also a hardy swimmer and could swim across oceans with ease.

The study was published in the scientific journal Science Advances.