Scientists Make SHOCKING Discovery – Or So They Thought
According to the New York Post, a group of researchers focused on the study of sharks in the northwest Atlantic recently picked up a 50-foot “Megalodon” on their sea scanners.
They, later on, published an Instagram post with details of the alleged “discovery”.
As they wrote, during their recent shark research trip, all of them were surprised to see the shape of their fish finder, which remained there for several minutes. The appearance of the shape occurred in undisclosed waters.
Initially, when the shape first appeared, the researchers mistook the creature for a Megalodon, a prehistoric shark that went extinct around three million years ago.
The Atlantic Shark Institute also shared images of the encounter and as they said their researchers are estimating the megalodon to be quite large in size.
However, their excitement was soon dispersed as they realized that the shape turned out to be a large school of fish.
Still, for a single moment, they thought that the old predator, which had been the largest shark to have ever lived, had made its return.
There are many theories as to how the Megalodon went extinct. These include being killed off by an exploding star and being driven to extinction by the Great White.