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The Megalodon Swims into the World of Gaming

Megalodon: The Monster Gets Virtual In celebration of Shark Week's end, I see no greater reason to push the Mighty Megalodon to the surface. While the modern-day shark seems to be making recent headlines off the shores of Florida and Hawaii by way of attack, I tend to like my sharks a bit more pixelated when I’m not wandering the exhibit halls. As a gamer, I have come to find that the Megalodon gets a ton of exposure, as it…

Why all the Shark Week mania over megalodon? Why two other sharks blow it out of the water

With all the fuss over megalodon lately (including the Discovery Channel's doubled-down non-apology), we decided to give some attention to a couple of grossly unappreciated other prehistoric sharks. Great whites are great and all, and megalodon is a marvelous monstrosity, but there are two other prehistoric shark species that really blow everything else out of the water. We get that megalodon is mega-huge, and it's thrilling to ruminate over an extra-large, extra-hungry version of today's Great White. But what about…

On the Discovery Channel’s megalodon bungle: In defense of cryptozoology and critical thinking

For us, as for many science lovers, it's currently our favorite season. Some might even call it the most wonderful time of the year: Shark Week. The Discovery Channel's annual full-channel takeover, devoted to all things predatory and sleek, is one of the single-most anticipated science events of the year. So we were a little disappointed — as, apparently, were many Discovery Channel viewers — when the network aired a film that implied that the extinct monstershark megalodon might not…

Check out this Megalodon’s megawatt smile, and step inside if you dare

Meet our Megalodon! Among the 60 new mounts set to debut this summer at HMNS' brand spanking new Paleontology Hall is this Megalodon jaw, which spans 12 feet. The Paleontology Hall was designed to be interactive, so most of the mounts were designed in action poses. Not to be left out, the jaws of this Megalodon will be displayed swallowing a swimming elephant. Look how they dwarf our Paleontology curator, David Temple: Check out the rest of this sneak peek…

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