Why are whales so big?

Scientists believe they have discovered the answer to this question; why are whales so big?

Researchers think the biggest ever shark known to science, – the 14-18m-long predator, called Megalodon, died out over 2.6 million years ago.

The Megalodon looked like a super-sized Great White and was probably the size of a large truck.

Scientists think it could bite down with a force of between 10.8 to 18.2 tonnes with teeth as large as 17 cm.

The 50 tonne shark fed on smaller marine mammals such as small ‘baleen whales.’
That was when the small baleen whales began to grow to their current huge sizes as they were no longer being preyed upon.
This is why the whale is so big. Because it has been allowed to grow as it is no longer being eaten by the Megalodon.

This group now includes the biggest animal alive today – the blue whale. It’s proper name is Balaenoptera musculus, and grows to more than 30m long.

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Jamie
Jamie
5 years ago

This is a huge shark how could teats be 15 cm that’s huge =0

qaudeyhoncanarrrrr
5 years ago

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tamatea
tamatea
5 years ago

That was to do with a Shark not a Whale……

Zac
Zac
5 years ago

I’m pretty sure it said whale not shark

Visious gurl
5 years ago

Why is the title why are whales so big and then it starts talking about SHARKS

SOMEONE
SOMEONE
5 years ago

That’s huge

Chasity
Chasity
5 years ago

How can this be possible?

Ingocinto
Ingocinto
5 years ago

Its really amazing how they survived this Shark…

ths
ths
5 years ago

Hello whales are suppose to be big

Connor
Connor
5 years ago

that a great fact.

Commenter
Commenter
5 years ago

Wow look ta that shark

Troll
Troll
5 years ago

There not extinked there alive but very rare to see

Kaiya
Kaiya
6 months ago

are they saying that whales are an excited spices called a megalodon đź‘ż

Kaiya
Kaiya
6 months ago

what if its talking about a whale shark? 🤔

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