Phys.Org mentions an interesting article published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. The article concerns a fragment of a whale rib, dating to the Pliocene, that shows evidence of a shark bite. In this case the rib also displays evidence of having survived the attack. From Phys.Org: Continue reading
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But, it doesn’t link Great Whites and Megalodon. Longtime readers may remember this three part series on the subject. An interesting new fossil has been discovered that sheds some more light on the subject.
That is the name of his blog anyway. Apparently, though, Martin also studies fossils. National Geographic has the story – and this is the clever part – apparently he didn’t even have to go out into the field:
But Brazeau suspected that in the right circumstances, some bones could withstand time.
So he took a closer look at the well-preserved Ptomacanthus specimen that had been in the literature for 30 years. “Sure enough,” he said, “the specimen had its braincase preserved.”
I’m getting ahead of myself, though, so let me back up.
Long time readers of my blog know I have certain idiosyncratic quirks when it comes to sharks. However, this is just wrong!
Apparently, some folks in Florida offed a 14 foot Hammerhead – which may a record for size. Feh, Hammerheads belong in the ocean, not on the end of a hook!
Hammerheads (the one pictured above is not the murder victim) are kind of cool…