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The Real Science Behind the Megalodon

articles & books | Dinos of the Deep

Apparently, this dead horse still needs beating: The megalodon is definitely extinct. But The Meg, a summer sharkfest blockbuster from 2018, might have you believe otherwise. The film is certainly not billed—even facetiously—as […]

Megalodon: the truth about the largest shark that ever lived

articles & books | Dinos of the Deep

As one of the largest predators to have ever lived, the megalodon captures people’s imagination — and for good reason. But was this apex predator simply a beefed-up great white […]

Mary Anning: the unsung hero of fossil discovery

articles & books | Dinos of the Deep

Mary Anning was a pioneering paleontologist and fossil collector. Her lifetime was a constellation of firsts. Read the article from the Natural History Museum of the United Kingdom

Archelon ischyros – the largest known turtle

articles & books | Dinos of the Deep

The largest living turtle in the world is the leatherback sea turtle. It can reach approx. 2 meters (6.5 ft) in length, while the heaviest recorded one weighed around 650 […]