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Megalodon: The largest shark that ever lived

The Megalodon's story is now told at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman. (SNOMoNH)

NORMAN, OK (KOKH) Over two million years ago, Megalodon, the most dominant marine predator and the largest shark that ever lived, roamed the ocean. Then, it vanished and left behind a fascinating story inspires lessons for science and shark conservation.

This remarkable story is now told at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman in the new national traveling exhibit, “Megalodon: The Largest Shark that Ever Lived.” The exhibit runs through January 6, 2019 and features a 60-foot long walk-through sculpture and highlights the evolution, biology and misconceptions regarding giant prehistoric sharks.


As visitors enter a full-size sculpture of Megalodon through massive jaws, they discover both fossil and modern shark specimens as well as full-scale models from several collections. Megalodon's history and the world it inhabited, including its size, structure, diet, lifespan, relatives, neighbors, evolution and extinction are all laid out to examine. .

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is located on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. For more information call (405) 325-4712 or visit SamNobleMuseum.ou.edu.


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