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Actually they only grew to about 33ft, which is shorter than an oarfish.

That drawing is nonsense.
Well, according to many of the sites I've looked up to find the size, they are pretty much in sync claiming 14-16 meters, which is a fair bit more than 33 ft., and I looked at several different sites.

The first site claimed what I reported in my initial post, but it has been pared down some from those figures in recent years.

But I guess we'll never know for sure since sharks contain no bone except for the jaws.
 

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A computer generated image?

Either way its a complete distortion of reality. Even if the Megalodon reached 60ft in length a regular great white would not look like a mackerel going into its mouth.

It's a shit image.
tbf it's a cool wall display despite the accuracy questions
 

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A computer generated image?

Either way its a complete distortion of reality. Even if the Megalodon reached 60ft in length a regular great white would not look like a mackerel going into its mouth.

It's a shit image.
Daft bass turd, have you not seen the documentary Meg? Jason Statham almost died saving those people.
 
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Skeleton of a megalodon with a model of a great white shark for size reference.

Basically the fearsome great white would be a snack.
I don't think that's a great white shark. That is a smaller species called the black tip shark. Great White's have solid colored fins that are all gray over the top and somewhat lighter on the underside. Black Tip sharks have their side fins mainly light colored with the last portion being black.
 
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That is not a great white shark. That is a smaller species called the black tip shark. Great White's have solid colored fins that are all gray over the top and somewhat lighter on the underside. Black Tip sharks have their side fins mainly light colored with the last portion being black.
Agree about the fin tips, but I think that's just a screw-up on the colouration - that looks very much like a Great White in all other respects - teeth, snout shape etc... I think they probably just fucked up the scale.
 
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Agree about the fin tips, but I think that's just a screw-up on the colouration - that looks very much like a Great White in all other respects - teeth, snout shape etc... I think they probably just fucked up the scale.
Could very well be what happened. Either way, I'd not want to be in the water with ANY shark, much less an apex predator like a Great White and certainly want to be on land if Megalodon was in the waters of the world. I know I wouldn't feel safe if in a 30 ft. boat on open water with a predator that big swimming around.
 
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I don't think that's a great white shark. That is a smaller species called the black tip shark. Great White's have solid colored fins that are all gray over the top and somewhat lighter on the underside. Black Tip sharks have their side fins mainly light colored with the last portion being black.
Anything that isn't a hammerhead shark is a great white shark to me. I'm by lake michigan. No fucking sharks here unless I'm at the aquarium. You coastal people are crazy.
 
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Could very well be what happened. Either way, I'd not want to be in the water with ANY shark, much less an apex predator like a Great White and certainly want to be on land if Megalodon was in the waters of the world. I know I wouldn't feel safe if in a 30 ft. boat on open water with a predator that big swimming around.
It amazes me to watch people regularly getting closer and closer to Great Whites, catching a ride on a dorsal fin... slithering around on top of a whale carcass, while a bunch of them go at it at lunchtime... It almost feels like death wish behaviour, although I'd concede that many of these folks have spent years around the animals, and are making highly educated guesses regarding their likely behaviour. Helluva price to pay for getting it wrong, though. At least with Megladon, you'd go down in one gulp - even the biggest White though is gonna need to take you in mouthfuls.
 
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It amazes me to watch people regularly getting closer and closer to Great Whites, catching a ride on a dorsal fin... slithering around on top of a whale carcass, while a bunch of them go at it at lunchtime... It almost feels like death wish behaviour, although I'd concede that many of these folks have spent years around the animals, and are making highly educated guesses regarding their likely behaviour. Helluva price to pay for getting it wrong, though. At least with Megladon, you'd go down in one gulp - even the biggest White though is gonna need to take you in mouthfuls.
Even with highly educated guesses, you are in their environment and they can move and maneuver so much faster than any scuba or free diver ever could hope to.

I don't really fear a lot of things, but I do have a healthy respect for what some creatures and perilous situations can do to the human body if things go wrong.

Kind of like the stupid people that see wild animals at nature preserves and think it's a good idea to get as close to them as possible to get that selfie to post on Facebook about how cool they are, then get mauled for their stupidity. And the part that really pisses me off is many times the animal is put down for being aggressive-----------NO, people are being STUPID.
 
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Anything that isn't a hammerhead shark is a great white shark to me. I'm by lake michigan. No fucking sharks here unless I'm at the aquarium. You coastal people are crazy.
Where I live we have sand sharks, a much smaller species that were in the lake we swam in when I was a kid and I've caught a few sharks in the 7-8 ft. range when fishing the saltwater areas that we have for game fishing.

I'd not want to meet up with a Great White, but the shark that I have a lot of respect for is the Bull Shark. It can live in both salt and freshwater and is often found in brackish water areas or freshwater rivers, and they are very aggressive when it comes to feeding.

That said, our biggest predator in brackish and freshwater right now is the American Alligator. Their population has exploded and areas where, as a youth, I'd swim, kneeboard or ski are not going to find me in the water now. The last time I went fishing in some of my old haunts on the bayous had me seeing tons of gators everywhere, and there's no way in hell I'm getting in that water. A gator will take you from underneath and you'd not even see it coming.
 
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Where I live we have sand sharks, a much smaller species that were in the lake we swam in when I was a kid and I've caught a few sharks in the 7-8 ft. range when fishing the saltwater areas that we have for game fishing.

I'd not want to meet up with a Great White, but the shark that I have a lot of respect for is the Bull Shark. It can live in both salt and freshwater and is often found in brackish water areas or freshwater rivers, and they are very aggressive when it comes to feeding.

That said, our biggest predator in brackish and freshwater right now is the American Alligator. Their population has exploded and areas where, as a youth, I'd swim, kneeboard or ski are not going to find me in the water now. The last time I went fishing in some of my old haunts on the bayous had me seeing tons of gators everywhere, and there's no way in hell I'm getting in that water. A gator will take you from underneath and you'd not even see it coming.

I've actually got a couple of Bull Shark jaws up on my wall at home - both of them around 20 inches across, with big, triangular, serrated teeth, just like a Great White in fact. They are indeed some mean, mean bastards, as this expert learned while filming a piece about them:

 
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I don’t white knight for any cunt, mate. I don’t know anyone on these boards. I just pointed out that Haggis seems to be constantly in the thick of weird, whiny, internet rows and I didn’t know why.
nah, just think over the times you've white-knighted for Rudder
And this is the reason we can't have nice things. Quality poster like Rakim, near enough vanished from CHB due to the usual bullshit, from the usual suspects. And before you go yelling white knight, Vino - you've been white knighting - or should I say tromboning - a certain fat, US president for five solid years now. Fucksake...
 
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