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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

C.Megalodon Update: More Megalodons

Megalodon Is Alive! Scientific Fishing Trip Reveals Evidence During Shark Week On Discovery Channel

August 3, 2013 Megalodon Is Alive, Shark Week

 http://www.fishcrack.com/megalodon-is-alive-scientific-fishing-trip-reveals-evidence-during-shark-week-on-discovery-channel/

Megalodon Is Alive! Scientific Fishing Trip Reveals Evidence During Shark Week On Discovery Channel
Recent evidence has scientists fishing for Megalodon off the coast of South Africa. Photo: Worth1000.com

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Is Megalodon shark still alive? There are a group of scientists that firmly believe so. Hooks like these are the bare minimum size needed for hooking one of these giant sharks.
New evidence has scientists questioning their belief that the giant megalodon shark is extinct. A recent wave of fatal shark attacks off the coast of South Africa is shaking up the oceanographic world as rumors spread about a possible 60 foot long causing the reign of terror. The rumors have spread quickly and the Discovery Channel is releasing new evidence that may prove that the giant megalodon shark still exists in our deep oceans. For the 2013 Shark Week, Discovery Channel filmed a team of leading marine biologists to go fishing for the megalodon off the coast of South Africa where the strange attacks have been occurring. In the show, the scientists create the biggest chum slick in history of fishing in order to attract a giant megalodon show from the depths. The megalodon show is the ultimate big game fishing adventure. Many people are now wondering if the megalodon is still alive, and the new show will blow them away! The show is called “Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives”, and airs on August 4, 2013 at 9pm ET on Discovery Channel.

Biologists Try Fishing for Megalodon Near South Africa During 2013 Shark Week On Discovery Channel
We all want to know “Is the megalodon shark still alive?”. Photos like this one have become viral across the internet by photoshoppers looking to attract attention, but recent discoveries might turn this idea into a reality.
[Repeat: these images are stated to be photoshopped-DD]

Biologists Try Fishing for Megalodon Near South Africa During 2013 Shark Week On Discovery Channel
Possible Megalodon attacks on whales have scientists quickly taking action to find the monster shark. Photo: Discovery Channel (Youtube account)
Biologists Try Fishing for Megalodon Near South Africa During 2013 Shark Week On Discovery Channel
In order to help the world to understand the megalodon, Discovery Channel has filmed a show documenting the fishing trip for the giant shark during shark week. Here is more evidence of a massive megalodon attack on a whale. Photo: Discovery Channel (Youtube account)
Biologists Try Fishing for Megalodon Near South Africa During 2013 Shark Week On Discovery Channel
Megalodon fishing might be as simple as following the whale migration off the coast of South Africa and baiting them with chunks of dead mammal. Photo: Discovery Channel (Youtube account)
Biologists Try Fishing for Megalodon Near South Africa During 2013 Shark Week On Discovery Channel
If you don’t believe that megalodon is still alive, check out this photo released by the German navy that clearly shows a monster shark next to a U boat. Photo: Discovery Channel (Youtube account)
Biologists Try Fishing for Megalodon Near South Africa During 2013 Shark Week On Discovery Channel
Megalodon is still live according to this Coast Guard crew, who filmed a massive shark during this rescue mission. Photo: Discovery Channel (Youtube account)
Biologists Try Fishing for Megalodon Near South Africa During 2013 Shark Week On Discovery Channel
Megalodon shark sightings have occurred on several occasions throughout history, but it is only now that evidence is being released about these sightings. Photo: Discovery Channel (Youtube account)
Biologists Try Fishing for Megalodon Near South Africa During 2013 Shark Week On Discovery Channel
If megalodon still exists, rotten whale chunks might be the best way to target them. The megalodon show on Discovery Channel’s Shark week 2013 will shed more light on the subject. Photo: Ocearch.org

[For the most part we are being a lot of hype without much substantiation or documentation for the sources if any. Actually there is a problem in assuming every giant shark sighting is a carnivore: most of the sightings would more usually be mistaken views of Basking sharks. The Nazi submarine photo pretty definitely shows one or more basking sharks of unusual size. But also as a matter of fact the Guiness Book of World's Records ALLOWS that great white sharks grow up into the low-end of the C. megalodon size range.-DD]

ADDENDUM:
Jay Cooney sent me two messages after my first article was originally posted and I think it is a good idea to include his links here:
Dale, none of the "evidence" from the discovery show is actually of real animals. http://wilwheaton.net/2013/08/discovery-channel-owes-its-viewers-an-apology/
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/science-sushi/2013/08/05/shark-week-jumps-the-shark-an-open-letter-to-discovery-communications/#.Uf_RRE237z5.blogger
Shark Week Jumps The Shark: An Open Letter To Discovery Communications - Science Sushi | DiscoverMagazine.com

I think Jay overstates this a mite when he says "None of the 'evidence' from the discovery show is actually of real animals" because at least some of it refers to real basking sharks.-DD.

3 comments:

  1. unfortunately, Discovery Channel came out and announced that the entire "Megalodon" show was fake. Every bit of it. Not that i'm saying that it isn't out there, I believe it is, but sadly you can't believe that show......I wish we really could.

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  2. Well, not everything was a fake exactly but it was certainly misleading. There are reports out there and they are valid reports. Unfortunately there is a tendency for laymen to mistake the larger and more harmless basking sharks for outsized great white sharks. Even allowing for that there are still enough solid reports of outsized great whites-say up to 150% of the currently-accepted records-to make the category still a valid one.

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  3. Also please reread my last sentence in the original posting above.

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