I've had friends see the boat and giant teeth of a giant shark attack of a boat in Japan. (Teeth larger than a great white). [I can't find anything about this on the Internet].

In addition, this report from Pakistan seems to suggest that there are large sharks in the deep of the Oceans.


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Karachi | A giant prehistoric shark previously thought to be extinct for more than 20 million years has been captured by local fishermen off the coast of Pakistan, reports the Islamabad Herald this morning.

The giant creature first thought to be a great white shark was rapidly declared by experts to be an unknown species of shark as it’s great weight and size were unheard of. Analysis of the teeth suggest the shark to be a parent of the Megalodon, an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 28 to 1.5 million years ago, during the Cenozoic Era.

The sea creature that measures an incredible 10.4 meters and weighs an astounding 15.6 tons is the largest living shark ever caught to date, great white sharks reaching an impressive 7 tons at full growth, a size that is no match for this giant prehistoric shark that can reach an imposing 20 meters in length and possibly weight up to 30 tons, depending on estimates.

My question is: Is there evidence to suggest that sharks from prehistoric times live in the deep of the oceans?

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    $\begingroup$ Not exactly an answer, but about 95% of Earth's oceans are unexplored, so I would say that it is pretty likely that there is something, or somethings, that are bigger than currently discovered sharks are alive somewhere in this world. Also, organisms like crocodiles have existed since before the dinosaurs. There's more shark friendly land than crocodile friendly land. If a croc can live 200 million years, then why couldn't a shark? $\endgroup$
    – XaNaX
    Jun 26, 2016 at 5:57
  • $\begingroup$ As an aside, even assuming arguendo that the shark is real, it cannot be the parent of Megalodon, only a descendant or a relative. $\endgroup$
    – March Ho
    Jun 27, 2016 at 2:04
  • $\begingroup$ The "Cenozoic era" includes the present, so that isn't helpful. Also, technically, since "historic" times only go back a few thousand years, virtually every species, let alone every shark species, is "prehistoric". $\endgroup$
    – iayork
    Jun 27, 2016 at 12:52

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The article linked to is a hoax, and was debunked by Snopes.

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The image of the shark was taken from a 2009 photograph of a great white shark caught in South Africa. The shark was reportedly 4.3m long, a normal length for a great white shark.

The large apparent size of the shark as compared to the fisherman is due to a trick of perspective. This article shows the shark in perspective in a second image, which clearly shows that it is not as large as it apparently is in the first image.

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