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HOW AN ANCIENT SHARK LAUGHED AT MODERN SCIENCE.

Years ago I was a commercial industrial fisherman. Once I was fishing for pleasure and caught a young white shark, five feet long. The big hook with half a pound of meat was the bait and the nylon line was thick. It was in the Atlantic, off the Canary Islands. Two hours of real battle with an incredibly powerful predator that tore the skin off my palms, down to the flesh! That shark left me with scars for life (picture of my trophy).
Later, when I lived in Los Angeles, I fished in the waters of Santa Barbara Island, about 15 miles off the coast. There is good fishing for red snapper. This deserted island is favored by sea lions as there are plenty of fish in the water for them. I once witnessed a drama when several sharks attacked two sea lions and tore them to pieces.

The largest great white shark was caught off the coast of Australia in 1984. The shark was 22 feet long and weighed one and a half tons. The great white’s grandmother was the Megalodon shark. This “swimming nightmare” was over 60 feet long and four times heavier than the largest white shark of our time. The Megalodon shark could swallow an animal the size of a cow without chewing it. The upper part of Megalodon’s tooth has what is known as a ‘chevron’, which is dark in color, hard and heavy like a stone. This chevron, located inside the jaw, was the root of the tooth. Later, evolution changed the white shark’s jaw, replacing the chevron with a more flexible mechanism. The teeth of modern great whites fold back when not in use, and when the shark’s mouth opens, they are raised into a vertical ‘hunting’ position.

Some Megalodon shark teeth have been found on the seabed off the coasts of California, Florida, North Carolina and Morocco. They are all the color of a fossil, black as coal. Along with dinosaur fossils, Megalodon shark teeth are considered the oldest relics.
Not a single white tooth has ever been found (!).
Scientists claim that this Megalodon shark existed in the world’s oceans millions of years ago and disappeared around two hundred thousand years ago.
And here is a sensation! Recently, a young Megalodon shark was captured in the waters of the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Pakistan (photo). Below is the photo of its tooth with a chevron, confirming that this is THE SHARK that supposedly disappeared two hundred thousand years ago. In the top part of the photo, the captured Megalodon shark is laughing at science with all its toothed jaws…

AFTERWORKS.
In my home library, I have a book by Richard Ellis called ‘Big Fish’. In this unique book, the author has collected illustrated information on all the species of BIG FISH that have ever lived in the waters of our planet. There is also a section on the Megalodon shark. Based on the findings and conclusions of the scientists-ichthyologists, the author concludes the material with an interesting statement:
“… if someone finds the white tooth of a Megalodon shark, it means that the monster is still roaming the seas…”.

Please take a look at a souvenir from my collection. The tooth was found 15 years ago in the Chilean desert, at the tip of South America, which scientists believe was once the ocean floor. The hot desert sand has become the perfect preservative for the tooth, preserving its natural color.
The traveler who found the tooth was also a jeweler. He placed the tooth in a silver setting and decorated it with semi-precious stones. I was lucky enough to make this purchase and now have an heirloom in my collection. And this megalodon tooth is white! I sent a picture of the tooth to scientists at the Museum of Oceanography in New York. But I never heard back from them. And now the megalodon shark has been caught! And shamed all the scientists, proving that their knowledge of ocean life isn’t worth a single shark tooth. And I can give away my rare souvenir, perhaps the smallest megalodon tooth found on our planet, give away to you at a fair price. I’m not greedy.

© Copyright: Walter Maria, 2017 №217062200805

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4 Comments

  1. This design is steller! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job.
    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more
    than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

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