Researchers at the University of Bristol and Swansea University used the fossil remains of megalodon to construct a mathematical calculation of its size. The result was a computational reconstruction of the proportions and overall size of the Megalodon.
Prior to this analysis we had a general idea of the size of a megalodon. However, this research provides more details about the size of a megalodon at different stages of its life.
This research details:
16-meter adult megalodon with 12 estimated body dimensions
3-meter new born megalodon
8-meter juvenile megalodon
This research also provided a reconstruction of a 16 meter adult megalodon.
The following video clip helps put the size of things in better perspective.
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