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Zeliard
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(10-27-2009, 03:59 PM)
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It's hard to imagine how an enormous and utterly unstoppable predator like the Megalodon could be wiped out entirely, especially when smaller and far less dominant sharks survived multiple extinction events.
Dark Octave
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(10-27-2009, 04:00 PM)
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I held one of the largest megalodon teeth in existence (six inches) not too long ago. The guy who owned it said that it was illegal for him to have it because of how rare that size is.

I can't waig to tell him these things are still alive, if he doesn't know already.
DRock
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(10-27-2009, 04:01 PM)
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Cage goes in the water...you go in the water...shark's in the water...

Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.
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(10-27-2009, 04:03 PM)
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funkmastergeneral
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(10-27-2009, 04:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeliard

It's hard to imagine how an enormous and utterly unstoppable predator like the Megalodon could be wiped out entirely, especially when smaller and far less dominant sharks survived multiple extinction events.

I would imagine the huge food requirements would be their downfall. Any shift in population of their prey and a megalodon would be fucked considering how much they'd need to eat to keep functioning.
agrajag
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(10-27-2009, 04:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dark Octave

I held one of the largest megalodon teeth in existence (six inches) not too long ago. The guy who owned it said that it was illegal for him to have it because of how rare that size is.

I can't waig to tell him these things are still alive, if he doesn't know already.

Tell him they're alive and they're looking for the guy who has their tooth.
BruceLeeRoy
(10-27-2009, 04:10 PM)
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Man that's crazy.
Peter Benchley has already given us a book about the great white and a giant squid where the hell is my book on Megalodon!
subzero9285
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(10-27-2009, 04:12 PM)

Originally Posted by industrian

I love Wikipedia's size comparison pictures for apex predators:



The dude is just chillin' whilst these big ass lizards look like they're lining up to eat the motherfucker.

Spinosaurus' size is greatly exaggerated in this comparison. It was nowhere near that big, I mean it's nearly twice the size of Rex.
Spaceman Spiff
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(10-27-2009, 04:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by subzero9285

Spinosaurus' size is greatly exaggerated in this comparison. It was nowhere near that big, I mean it's nearly twice the size of Rex.

This is true.

When some more complete Spinosaurus jaw fragments were found, they estimated the overall size at something like ~17 m. However, a more recent analysis and newer scaling curves suggest that it may have been around 14 m-- still larger than most other theropods, but not quite as much as before.

Wikipedia still seems to be using the earlier estimate.
Taiser
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(10-27-2009, 04:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spaceman Spiff

This is true.

When some more complete Spinosaurus jaw fragments were found, they estimated the overall size at something like ~17 m. However, a more recent analysis and newer scaling curves suggest that it may have been around 14 m-- still larger than most other theropods, but not quite as much as before.

Wikipedia still seems to be using the earlier estimate.


[img]http://i32.************/v4ng2h.jpg[/img]
Boozeroony
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(10-27-2009, 04:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spaceman Spiff

This is true.

When some more complete Spinosaurus jaw fragments were found, they estimated the overall size at something like ~17 m. However, a more recent analysis and newer scaling curves suggest that it may have been around 14 m-- still larger than most other theropods, but not quite as much as before.

Wikipedia still seems to be using the earlier estimate.

I'm not going to quote your avatar.
Salty
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(10-27-2009, 04:32 PM)

Originally Posted by BruceLeeRoy

Man that's crazy.
Peter Benchley has already given us a book about the great white and a giant squid where the hell is my book on Megalodon!


Last edited by Salty; 10-27-2009 at 04:43 PM.
Az
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(10-27-2009, 04:35 PM)
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That's one clean ass bite there. Almost thought it was fake.
Dr. Kitty Muffins
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(10-27-2009, 04:40 PM)
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Is there a website devoted to dinosaur and pre-historic creature news?
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(10-27-2009, 04:40 PM)

Originally Posted by industrian

I love Wikipedia's size comparison pictures for apex predators:



The dude is just chillin' whilst these big ass lizards look like they're lining up to eat the motherfucker.

[IMG]http://i36.************/2ivmzqp.png[/IMG]
Fixed for accuracy...
Amalthea
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(10-27-2009, 04:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Meus Renaissance

The scariest dinosaur for me was them raptors. They scarred me in Jurassic Park

Well it matters what "raptors" you are thinking of, Velociraptor itself was about the size of a turkey but his claws were certainly very dangerous, the raptors in the movies were propably modelled after Deinonychus, wich was about the size of the animals seen in the movies. The Utahraptor on the other hand must've been a living nightmare as he could have cut you in half with his razor-claw if he wanted.
Mudkips
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(10-27-2009, 04:48 PM)
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Why do people keep posting animal size comparisons?
None of those are bigger than the blue whale.
I already won, damn it.
I already won!
allegate
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(10-27-2009, 04:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by GDGF

The shark looks fake.

Swan Girl of Sydney Posted at 4:35 PM October 27, 2009
If this was real where is the blood? Dodgy photoshop job to hype up things for the shark net brigade

weird picture, at any rate. two bites? maybe there were two other sharks .
BruceLeeRoy
(10-27-2009, 04:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Salty

Unfortunately I already read it.
Chao
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(10-27-2009, 04:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by JCX

please tell me goosebumps isn't a new meme.

I was wondering the same thing. What's with all these goosebumps shops lately?
Torhthelm Tídwald
(10-27-2009, 05:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mudkips

Why do people keep posting animal size comparisons?
None of those are bigger than the blue whale.
I already won, damn it.
I already won!

Only animals with teeth count here.
funkmastergeneral
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(10-27-2009, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Torhthelm Tídwald

Only animals with teeth count here.

Baleen is way cooler then teeth
Mineshaft_Gap
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(10-27-2009, 08:07 PM)

Originally Posted by Thunder Monkey

SHE WAS HUNGRY YOU HEARTLESS BASTARD!

*cries*

YOU HAVE TO COOK THEM FIRST FATTY
Thunder Monkey
(10-27-2009, 10:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ducky_McGee

YOU HAVE TO COOK THEM FIRST FATTY

NOT IF YOU LOVE BLOOD DRAINING DOWN YOUR THROAT!
The Power Of Snap
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(10-28-2009, 01:00 AM)
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Jeff Albertson
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(10-28-2009, 01:12 AM)
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Damn I love Jaws at Universal Studios, even though I know the speil off by heart it's still awesome.

And thats about as close as I want to get to a 'Great White'
BorkBork
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(10-28-2009, 01:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zeliard

It's hard to imagine how an enormous and utterly unstoppable predator like the Megalodon could be wiped out entirely, especially when smaller and far less dominant sharks survived multiple extinction events.

A bigger predator is more dependent on bigger prey (most likely whales) to survive. Size is an adaptation that may be an advantage and a disadvantage.
Salazar
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(10-28-2009, 01:17 AM)
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Here's one Gold Coaster who won't be even stepping on the goddamn sand for a while.

Incidentally, the girl Sarah who was mauled by a shark a while ago was swimming with her dog at dusk in an infamously sharky spot. She committed fucking suicide.
Zeliard
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(10-28-2009, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by funkmastergeneral

I would imagine the huge food requirements would be their downfall. Any shift in population of their prey and a megalodon would be fucked considering how much they'd need to eat to keep functioning.

Originally Posted by BorkBork

A bigger predator is more dependent on bigger prey (most likely whales) to survive. Size is an adaptation that may be an advantage and a disadvantage.

True. Seems horribly obvious now. :lol

Bastards!
Shorty
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(10-28-2009, 01:22 AM)
I never thought I'd feel bad for a shark but damn that's a horrible sight. Poor fucker :(
Wii
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(10-28-2009, 01:42 AM)

Originally Posted by Dr. Kitty Muffins

Is there a website devoted to dinosaur and pre-historic creature news?

You can subscribe to National Geographic's RSS feed I guess
News Bot
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(10-28-2009, 01:54 AM)
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Wrong.

CharlieDigital
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(10-28-2009, 01:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zeliard

It's hard to imagine how an enormous and utterly unstoppable predator like the Megalodon could be wiped out entirely, especially when smaller and far less dominant sharks survived multiple extinction events.

Lack of food. A large shark like that would require much more food, which an extinction event would have diminished dramatically (food supply).

Edit: Beaten!
.hacked
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(10-28-2009, 02:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Salty

:lol

I just started the 3rd book
Stackboy
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(10-28-2009, 06:19 AM)
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Maaan, I live 30 minutes from Stradbroke Island.
deadbeef
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(10-28-2009, 06:28 AM)
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lol that picture looks so fake
Hellraizah
(10-28-2009, 07:02 AM)
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People that fear sharks should run to go get that movie :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggtxA4wuXzY

Sharkwater is a documentary that could make people open their eyes. Shark have lived through extinction, but humans have exterminated 90% of the world's shark population now, to make soup....
Ninja Scooter
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(10-28-2009, 07:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by funkmastergeneral

I would imagine the huge food requirements would be their downfall. Any shift in population of their prey and a megalodon would be fucked considering how much they'd need to eat to keep functioning.

so, to paraphrase Patrick Ewing, "we grow a lot, but we eat a lot too"
Ela Hadrun
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(10-28-2009, 07:18 AM)
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Jesus Christ I don't know how anyone swims in Australia. fuck.
speedpop
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(10-28-2009, 07:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ela Hadrun

Jesus Christ I don't know how anyone swims in Australia. fuck.

We're real men with plums made out granite. Or just stupid convicts with no brains. Depends on who you ask.


There's some new photos out in the media about this shark, no idea if they are available online just yet but I saw them in a news reel earlier today on TV. I expect they may show up here within 2-3 days.
WretchedTruman
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(10-28-2009, 07:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ela Hadrun

Jesus Christ I don't know how anyone swims in Australia. fuck.

Honestly, the reason why shark attacks on people get so much media attention is because it's damn rare. Look up the statistics; you'll be surprised.

basically, bee's > sharks, by a mile.
Cohsae
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(10-28-2009, 07:32 AM)
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If I saw the thing while I was swimming I would drop a megalodin my wetsuit.
Slayer-33
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(10-28-2009, 08:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cohsae

If I saw the thing while I was swimming I would drop a megalodin my wetsuit.

:lol
Salazar
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(10-28-2009, 08:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ela Hadrun

Jesus Christ I don't know how anyone swims in Australia. fuck.

It's really quite tempting. This is the beach I walk along every morning, as the sun is coming up.

[IMG]http://i38.************/eipbtx.jpg[/IMG]

That said, my next-door neighbour is a surf photographer, and he has some fucking amazing stories about the sharks he's seen just out from where we live.
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(10-28-2009, 08:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by WretchedTruman

Honestly, the reason why shark attacks on people get so much media attention is because it's damn rare. Look up the statistics; you'll be surprised.

basically, bee's > sharks, by a mile.

Yup. Shark attacks are pretty freaking rare compared to other dangers, even in the animal kingdom.
Truant
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(10-28-2009, 08:53 AM)
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The sight of bees don't produce a mortal, stunning fear that actually hurts me in a physical way. I get nauseous just by thinking about a black abyss with a great white in it.

fsdfdfuuck
Krowley
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(10-28-2009, 09:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by BorkBork

Yup. Shark attacks are pretty freaking rare compared to other dangers, even in the animal kingdom.


It depends though. There are probably a lot of people that just disappear and are never found and then get reported as drownings. The ones we hear about are the ones where somebody was there to rescue the guy before he was completely devoured or somebody witnessed the situation. You don't hear about the guy that's gone. Nobody knows what happened to him, so it doesn't get reported as a shark attack. It would probably inflate the numbers a tiny bit if those were listed.

There are also the ship disasters, where we know that sharks have killed and eaten countless people waiting for rescue. In many cases, you can never be absolutely sure about those sorts of attacks and they don't get counted either, but we know from a few cases that are well documented that eventually the sharks do show up and eventually they do start killing people.

I think the reality of the danger from sharks is probably a little worse than shark apologists would like us to believe, but not as bad as popular culture would like us to believe. The ocean is theirs and the easiest way to avoid danger from them is to just stay out of it. That's what I do. My phobia is more than enough incentive.
Burger
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(10-28-2009, 09:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by mr jones

*sigh* Crazy white people. I love my pale brothers, but damn y'all crazy.

Hahaha crazy blacks. I love black people, but you guys are mental!

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