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Megalodon Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY

September 12, 2019

It’s the largest shark you’ve never seen,
and it makes the Great White shark look like a shrimp…shark. I’m Jonathan Bird, and this
is Shark Academy! This is a tooth from a Great White shark,
but this is a tooth from a Megalodon shark, which makes the Great White shark look kind
of wimpy. The only problem is, the Megalodon shark is
extinct. In spite of the fact that Hollywood would
have you believe that the Megalodon lived way back in the Jurassic period with the dinosaurs,
it lived from 28 million years ago until about 1.5 million years ago during the Pleistocene
era, which is an era which is a lot more like the animated movie “Ice Age” with Saber-toothed
cats, and sloths, and Mammoths, and that squirrel. The squirrel. They lived then. If that squirrel
went in the ocean…eaten by a Megalodon. One of the problems with researching extinct
sharks is the fact that sharks don’t leave much of a fossil record. The problem is that
sharks have a cartilaginous skeleton that doesn’t really leave a fossil. The only thing
in a shark that leaves a fossil are the teeth. And the teeth of a Megalodon are the only
thing that scientists have to try to figure out how big they were, what they ate, what
they looked like. Paleontologists have come up with at least five different ways to try
to figure out how big the Megalodon was based on the enormous size of its teeth. All five different ways actually point to
the Megalodon being more then fifty feet long, which means that the Megalodon was essentially
a Great White shark that was as large as, or larger than a Whale shark—which is pretty
big! Well I hope you enjoyed the Megalodon shark.
I’m sorry to tell you that they’re extinct, but what are you going to do? They actually
are extinct, so if you enjoyed this video and you’re not too depressed, you could go
check out some videos about actual living sharks in our Shark Academy series. And also
check out Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, our other series, here on our YouTube channel.
Of course if you haven’t subscribed, hit the “subscribe” button and leave us a comment,
because we would love to hear from you! I’m Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy!


  • Reply Karen Diaz September 5, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I love you jonathan

  • Reply DinoPlaysMinecraft September 13, 2016 at 12:55 am

    I love this shark

  • Reply Zander B Tanega September 24, 2016 at 2:30 am

    can I have the megalodon teeth

  • Reply TheGamingPrankstergangster Mikkel September 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    there not instinct cuz there have people that has spottet it on camera in the ocean and theres a megalodon tooth thats 10000 years old

  • Reply Jacob Mercado September 26, 2016 at 10:27 am

    that looks like submarine the shark of the darkness and looks like its 35 or 38 ft

  • Reply Benjamin Jason Undety September 27, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Is a blue Whale bigger and taller then a Mgalodon

  • Reply Dekuroki owo October 9, 2016 at 6:06 am

    a megladon is about 28 meters

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  • Reply Ryan Noonan October 17, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Kinetic they are able to raise body temperatures like 12 to 15 degrees warmer than seawater. Thinking squid and who knows what else

  • Reply Abe The Conservationist November 6, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Was that Nelson Muntz?

  • Reply My_left_toe_ __ November 8, 2016 at 3:55 am

    My conferment zone

  • Reply the lockness beast November 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    absolutely nothing can eat this sea monster

  • Reply the lockness beast November 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    and i mean nothing is safe from this

  • Reply Storm CCC November 10, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Is the thumbnail a real photo

  • Reply Cookies solve Everything December 14, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Did the basking shark take the Megalodon place🤔

  • Reply Blueshingodzilla [the big boy] December 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    XD 0:24

  • Reply Madhavi Lanka December 27, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Megalodon is 68 to 80 feet long and blue whale is 49 to 59 feet long

  • Reply Ramil Hernandez January 11, 2017 at 11:43 am

    The biggest shark in the whole world is a Pacific Sleeper shark. (Kind of)

  • Reply nolan gutierrez January 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

    what is the biggest shark

  • Reply Charlie Evans January 18, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Hey Blue World TV I've been subscribed to your channel since you've had 30 000

    can you please do a video on the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia

  • Reply internet dk January 22, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Mega London is the largest shark that ever live

  • Reply Griffin Johnson 2 January 23, 2017 at 9:49 pm


  • Reply Ramil Hernandez January 29, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    nice u loved DanTDM, BlueWorldTV

  • Reply Oliver Bundgaard Terp February 19, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Megalodons are Big shark

  • Reply MarcuzzPlayz February 24, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Who is bigger Megalodon or Blue Whale?

  • Reply Merov Drinan February 25, 2017 at 11:19 am

    blue world megalodon

  • Reply Venkata Lakshmi V March 24, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Jonathan there's a chanel called brave wilderness ,and it's pretty great

  • Reply Khaisin Teh April 15, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Still alive

  • Reply Tone Quin April 22, 2017 at 12:16 am

    can u please do a porpoise video

  • Reply jowjow79ify May 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    1 more megalodon shark dude!

  • Reply TheGamerIvo May 15, 2017 at 1:02 am

    I like too much sharks i subscribed!!! good video you are the best!!! And im your fan 🙂

  • Reply Benito Rivas May 23, 2017 at 8:07 pm


  • Reply Ram_SLade - War Robots and More! May 31, 2017 at 10:02 am

    We think the biggest shark is the whale shark. but it's the megalodon shark.

  • Reply Katie Crittenden June 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I. Think. Sharks are 😎

  • Reply Thomas The Metriacanthosaurus Nerd July 17, 2017 at 7:50 am

    actually they have down sized it to 16 meters long

  • Reply CARLOJOSE PINEDA OSORTO July 21, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    you could make a video of megalodon in a museum

  • Reply Kotare Fruitvale July 26, 2017 at 12:34 am

    it is REL

  • Reply Catnip Soda July 31, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Fron: We just discovered an extinct species of shark. I think we should call it Megalafron.
    Don: I have a better idea

  • Reply Lucas & Logan August 16, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Maybe they aren't excited maybe there's on out there

  • Reply Benjamin Langley August 27, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I like it

  • Reply ConnortheSonicfan 1991 August 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    It may still be alive no one is sure

  • Reply TengoMeow August 28, 2017 at 9:20 pm


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  • Reply Trychocolate55 September 1, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    and I SAW

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  • Reply TengoMeow September 6, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Tiger Shark:The White Shark looks puny compared to Megalodon.
    Great White Shark: Hey! I do have feelings you know!
    Tiger Shark: Oh no.
    Great White eats Tiger Shark
    Great White Shark: BURP!

  • Reply Will Herondale October 13, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Do megamouths!

  • Reply Danny Operiano October 21, 2017 at 1:12 am

    They are alive there at the mariana trench

  • Reply Kai Lilley October 30, 2017 at 3:51 am

    They died because the food went to colder water and died by hunger

  • Reply BellaCanGame14 November 4, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Yeah, they don't exist anymore…. but I wish they were still alive, cause if the were.. that would amazing! 😁

  • Reply BellaCanGame14 November 4, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Find the difference 🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🐬🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈 you could definitely see that!

  • Reply uomorana71 November 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    imagine an animal from a single teeth is like imagine a car from a single bolt…

  • Reply Carissa Moran November 13, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Megalodon can eat a blue whale

  • Reply MYTH KID SHARK December 2, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    They actually could still be living!

  • Reply Ghostbuster Quintana December 18, 2017 at 6:59 am

    There might be more than one Megalodon out there.

  • Reply Esther Marie Morales December 19, 2017 at 8:48 pm


  • Reply helping cwc January 10, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    You are so brave

  • Reply Vision Playz January 14, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Do you even know 100 percent of the ocean if yoi dont them dont expect megalodon is extinct until we know 100 percent of the ocean

  • Reply Me MeS January 14, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    THE GREAT SHRIMP SHARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply AMF Videos January 22, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Megalodons in ice age? Well, scrat got eaten by a megalodon

  • Reply Allison West January 23, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Hey Jonathan! My son tabor would like to know which is your favorite aquarium?

  • Reply Erika February 2, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    You are in epic

  • Reply Pennilaine Ong February 3, 2018 at 12:25 am

    Yay megalodon

  • Reply Roeh Reinaldo alonso February 26, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    but the megalodon can eat you up in one bite.

  • Reply just yuri March 15, 2018 at 12:19 am

    great white sharks have 1 inch teeth

  • Reply just yuri March 15, 2018 at 12:20 am

    and can go 30 mph

  • Reply just yuri March 15, 2018 at 12:23 am

    i mean 4 inch teeth

  • Reply Dvd Droid March 25, 2018 at 7:18 am

    My favorite shark

  • Reply Sədaqət Niftəliyeva April 18, 2018 at 5:45 am

    I have been learn many interesting things in this channel. Thanks o lot

  • Reply animaljp3 April 27, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Megalodon lived before the ice age. This is important because megalodon may have been killed off by the first ice age or even before.

  • Reply DCEU And MCU Fan May 1, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Megalodon can grow to 49 to 66 feet

  • Reply RILEY roberts May 8, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Good morning alligator put on ghost video on an alligator

  • Reply Karla Toro May 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I like this video

  • Reply Anna Serebryakova June 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    All of your videos are aaammmmaaaaaZzzzzzzziiiiiiiinnnnnnggg.

  • Reply killer 556 June 16, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    So good

  • Reply Stefani Gem July 31, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Now renember:Megalodon´s name means big tooth!

  • Reply Gojira Junior August 3, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Sharkzilla basically.

  • Reply PhSecretJoke BruhOGOriginal August 20, 2018 at 2:51 am

    People who sah megalodon is still alive and say 95% of the ocean is not explored or uhh made a map and meg hide on the deepest part of the oceans i dont think so megalodon hunt and lived on shallow waters it had babies on shallow waters so but i believe in megalodon i want to see 1 i believe there is still 1 or 2 megalodon living till this day but will go extinct because maybe they are both males? Sad

  • Reply Swoop Ethan Da Savage September 7, 2018 at 12:09 am

    I actually saw The Meg last Sunday.

    Also That Nelson laugh though!

  • Reply sasuke uchiha October 10, 2018 at 10:54 am

    And jonathan dunkleosteus defeat megalodon?

  • Reply MClord11 October 16, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    If they make another ice age I hope they put a megaladon as a villain

  • Reply FBI. October 26, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    I always wanted a megalodon teeth. I think at underwater world aquarium, they have a great white shark jaw or megaldon. Idk

  • Reply Jose Hernandez October 26, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I wish it were still alive!

  • Reply Kruti Mehta November 10, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    We have not fully discovered all the oceans:):) who knows maybe there are mermaids too:):) still undiscovered

  • Reply QF MR November 23, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Killer whale can kill it

  • Reply Pennilaine Ong November 25, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Hey Johnathan have you heard of the movie “The Meg before

  • Reply SPIDER 455 November 30, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Megalodon is not 50 feet they 70 feet

  • Reply Erika Miller December 25, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    So its a mega big shark that wasnt bigger than a whale….hmmmm. I think its possible
    It was bigger

  • Reply David McAninch January 18, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    I just wanted to say congrats on being inducted into the Scuba Diver’s Hall of Fame!!!!!! I don’t know much about it, but if anyone deserves to go in, it’d be you. Thank you for educating us on sharks and beyond!!!!!

  • Reply Elaine B February 16, 2019 at 2:58 am

    How fascinating to discover the era when they actually lived!!! That's something I hadn't yet learned about the megalodons!!!

  • Reply Walaa Sami February 16, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    I'm sorry to tell you that they are extincg. What are you gonna do? They actually are extinct… Mr. Bird, you say the most amazing observations😂

  • Reply The Happy Oyster March 7, 2019 at 4:12 am

    Aren’t you glad those guys are extinct

  • Reply Siervo de Dios Hijo de Cristo March 16, 2019 at 3:20 am

    If I remember correctly scientists have found extinct shark teeth and jaws as well as vertebrae but I don't remember what shark species it was exactly.

  • Reply Ky West April 22, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    KY is shark tooth

  • Reply jose palacios May 3, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Meglodons are not extinct

  • Reply Ajmir Khan May 11, 2019 at 8:57 am

    jon i think ure a Marine biologist

  • Reply MichaelAaron 421 June 7, 2019 at 5:34 am

    When you talk about a wheel shark you say they’re bigger than a school bus when you talk about a Megalodon you should say they’re bigger than the biggest steam locomotives

  • Reply MichaelAaron 421 June 7, 2019 at 5:35 am

    If the Megalodon wasn’t extinct do you think it would attack a blue whale

  • Reply Einar’s Colorful Channel June 16, 2019 at 12:53 am

    When is your kids birthday?

  • Reply Chan Tim June 29, 2019 at 8:05 am

    so its like the meg is the grand dady of the sharks

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