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
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.
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
Another great list from Cracked.com... #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
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