Megalodon: Monster of the Deep

May he rest in peace

Megalodon: the obituary by Matthew G. T4

The Carcharodon Megalodon, a.k.a. just Megalodon went missing 2 million years ago and after searching through the deepest parts of the oceans of the world, was claimed dead. The reason of death is still a mystery, but scientists believe that climate change played a key role in the departure of this fascinating animal. He lived through the diverse Cenozoic era and Pleistocene period. He lived a good life, yet unfortunately was the last of his kind. Although he chose to roam the waters as a bachelor shark, the 18 million year legacy that his ancestors started about 20 million years ago will live on through the great white shark, his small nephew and closest relative. The Megalodon was a kind soul, he never ate the little krill or the underwater plants, instead he preferred larger meals such as the whale. You could say he protected the small animals of the deep. When he munched on those whale bites, he saved millions of krills’ lives from death and possibly even extinction. He was a true hero of the deep. His weight was always of main priority. he constantly dieted and always exercised. He ate healthy portions of dolphin, high in fatty acids, miocene whale breast, with great protein, and giant turtle, whose shell has high iron levels and the meat high in calcium. He would swim thousands of miles, all around the world, and then swim back to his little corner of the ocean. He never migrated, he just traveled to see the world. His huge family lived all over the world in the deepest parts of the ocean and the kids spent their younger years closer the coast, almost like a daycare. Many things people never knew about this amazing creature is that his chompers could grow to be half a foot to nine inches in length and had a bite force of 10-18 tons. He grew up to sixty feet long, and he weighed up to fifty tons. Truly this creature of the deep will be missed by all. The wake will be located on Kaanapali beach, in Maui Hawaii along with the funeral where his tooth will be cremated as his body disintegrated over millions of years. Donations of money to research of the death of the Megalodon are preferred over flowers.



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