Prehistoric mega-shark raised its young in nurseries: Study

Prehistoric mega-shark raised its young in nurseries: Study

The Jakarta Post-Lifestyle·2020-11-26 15:01

The largest sharks ever to have roamed the oceans parked their young in shallow, warm-water nurseries where food was abundant and predators scarce until they could assume their title as kings and queens of the sea.

But as sea levels declined in a cooling world, the brutal mega-predator, Otodus megalodons, may have found fewer and fewer safe-haven coastal zones where its young could safely reach adulthood, researchers reported Wednesday in The Royal Society journal Biology Letters.

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