Last year, I touched upon the idea of the possibility of Megalodon sharks still existing in the oceans today (It's Shark Week ). Really, there isn't much fact to base that theory on. I referenced a fictional story about a Megalodon in present day, but it was just that: fictional. I also brought up a couple of facts about various fisherman/experienced watermen being afraid of large sharks they had encountered. I brought up examples of newly discovered species and species that were once thought to be extinct that were later found to be alive (this is called the Lazarus Taxon).
|Big E and The Brat Child demonstrating the size of a Meg's jaws.|
So, sadly, I'd have to say that no, Megalodons are not swimming around. Could there be larger than average Great White sharks swimming around? I'd say that's a big possibility.
But I'm not going to buy that bigger boat just yet.