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The 60-foot-long Megalodon, the world’s largest known shark, died out 1.5 million years ago ... or did it? Some scientists think the monster shark is still among us, and unusual sightings have been claimed for many years. The British survey ship HMS Challenger, while dredging a seabed near Tahiti in 1875, pulled up a pair of Megalodon teeth, one of which is shown here. Over the years, dating of the teeth has produced mixed results. Some dates fall in the 10,000-15,000-year-old range. That’s a far cry from 1.5 million years ago, when Megalodon supposedly went extinct. Discovery's Shark Week starts Sunday, August 4!
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Did you know that by preserving a sharks life we could actually be preserving human life as well. Sharks have in fact mastered the ability to cure themselves of cancer!! Many studies have shown that because of a sharks strikingly similar genetic makeup to a humans we can learn more about how this animal has mastered an automatic anecdote that even the most brilliant of doctors are still striving to concoct! Treat the sea as a temple because it may have secrets we desperately need...
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