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Robert Eagle for Earth.com — Megalodon was a truly vicious killer, but not a cold-blooded one

UCLA Assistant Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Robert Eagle discusses megaladon’s extinction and how studying it can be helpful towards understanding modern ocean ecosystems for Earth.com. “Studying the driving factors behind the extinction of a highly successful predatory shark like the megalodon can provide insight into the vulnerability of large marine predators in modern ocean ecosystems experiencing the effects of ongoing climate change,” Robert Eagle.