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Image of shark found on 2,200-year-old sword

The image of a shark has been found engraved on a 2,200-year-old bronze sword in Japan. Tests on an ancient bronze sword taken out of storage in the Tottori Prefectural Museum have surprised researchers. The blade of the weapon from the second century B.C. bears an engraving of a shark, the first

11th-century medallion found in stomach of baby shark

A baby shark caught in Malaysia was found to have an 11th-century medallion in it's stomach after a housewife was filleting it for lunch. It is believed to be a medallion worn by the Portuguese soldiers, presumably as a divine protection, during their conquests in this part of the world in the 16th

Whale fossil shows evidence of shark attack

A 40-million-year old fossil of a new species of whale bears marks that indicate it was attacked by a shark. The whale most likely met its demise at the mouth of an ancient shark. Tooth marks on its ribcage indicate it might have been attacked from its right flank, similar to

Shark bites found in ancient poop

A series of coprolites (fossilized poop) have been found showing bite marks from an ancient species of shark. But why were they biting poop? I thought this was an interesting article to read and I enjoyed how it reveals the researchers' thought-process and shows you how they reached their conclusions.

Extinct giant shark nursery discovered in Panama

Palaeontologists have discovered that the six-foot-long babies of the world's biggest shark species, Carchaeocles megalodon, frolicked in the warm shallow waters of Panama. "Adult giant sharks, at 60-70 feet in length, faced few predators, but young sharks faced predation from larger sharks," said Catalina Pimiento, visiting scientist at STRI and

7 (thankfully) extinct giant versions of modern animals

Another great list from #2 Carcharodon/Carcharocles megalodon, The Giant Shark The largest fish in the ocean today (that we know about) is the whale shark, and while the name is certainly impressive, the animal itself is more like the Fat Albert of the sea, benevolently swimming along and

33-foot-long shark fossil found in Kansas

The fossilized remains of a 10m-long predatory shark has been unearthed in Kansas. Scientists dug up a gigantic jawbone, teeth and scales belonging to the shark which lived 89 million years ago. The bottom-dwelling predator had huge tooth plates, which it likely used to crush large shelled animals such

Ancient plesiosaur taken down by gang of prehistoric sharks

According to fossil evidence, a gang of 7 or more sharks took down a plesiosaur 85 million years ago. After reading the report, Shimada wanted to take a closer look at the types of shark teeth. Based on his findings, he estimates that at least seven sharks of different ages attacked