Ancient shark had colossal bite

SharkThe great white shark may have awesome jaws but they are nothing compared with those of megalodon, its gigantic, whale-eating ancestor. A new study of the extinct creature’s skull shows it had an almighty bite, making the prehistoric fish one of the most fearsome predators of all time.

All the more remarkable, scientists say, because the crushing force came from jaws made of cartilage, not bone. The researchers report their skull work in the Journal of Zoology.

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