What is a Megalodon? Are They Still Alive?

In Everything But The Kitchen Sink, Lifestyleby Lucy Elaine

What is a Megalodon?


With the new movie The Meg now in theaters, I was wondering what a Megalodon really is. My first thought that it was a planet, to be honest with you. I googled it and it turns out that it’s one of the biggest sharks in the ocean.  According to scientists, it went extinct” 1.5 million years ago.


So is  the Megalodon still alive?


Honestly, I can’t answer that question, but I can lay down some facts that you can keep in mind.


If you thought the Great White Shark was big, imagine a shark 3 times the size. The Megalodon can get up to 60 feet in length, compared to the Great White that only gets to about 22 feet.  We know the Great White Shark is still alive because of shark attacks.  In addition, they are known to swim at the surface of the water.


The Meg only swims in deep water, so the chances of seeing a Megalodon with your own eyes is pretty rare, and that is if they are still alive. Even if you were to spot a Megalodon, you probably won’t live to tell the story of how you got to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in the first place.

In my opinion, there is no way that anybody could say if the Megalodon is really dead or alive.  Considering that less than 5% of the Pacific Ocean has been explored there is a chance it could be out there.  Right? There might even be more creatures that we can imagine, and there probably is.


The Ocean is just one of those things that could take a million years to explore, just like the universe. I mean, who knows exactly how many stars are in the sky or how many fish are in the sea?

So if you googled something like “is the Megalodon still alive”  or “what is a Megladon” like I did, the answer is up to you.   Is it possible that something that big could be swimming in the Earths’ waters? Perhaps the Megalodon could be a monster someone made up as a scary bedtime story.

What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know!

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