During a study trip off the coast of New England, a group of scientists who specialize in sharks were taken aback when they saw an image on sonar that seemed to be a Megalodon measuring 50 feet in length.
Specialists from the Atlantic Shark Institute, which is located in Rhode Island, calculated that the extinct “Meg” that “appeared” on a radar weighed around 40 tons.
The specialists on sharks reported that they monitored the gigantic figure for several minutes, but they were dissatisfied when it started to change its form as it got closer to the craft.
“We waited for one of the rods to go off, however, much to our disappointment, the shape started to transition into a large school of Atlantic mackerel,” the institute said in Facebook post that shared on Sept 4.
After that, the enormous school of fish lingered for around 15 minutes close to the boat.
“The Megalodon (Otodus megalodon), disappeared more than 3 million years ago and will likely stay that way, but, for a few minutes, we thought he had returned” the institute’s continued in their post.
When it dominated the oceans millions of years ago, scientists believe that the Megalodon, the biggest shark that has ever lived, would have measured around 50 feet in length and weighed up to 70 tons at its heaviest.
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