Though the Great White shark struck fear in the hearts of many and had people afraid to go swimming in the ocean thanks to movies such as "Jaws," Great White sharks are like babies compared to the mega shark or the Carcharodon Megalodon, the giant ancestor of the Great White.
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The Mega Shark
The Megaladon was described by the Journal of Zoology as the "most formidable carnivore to have existed." These prehistoric mega sharks could grow to be up to 50 feet long, and though modern man hasn't come in contact with any except via sea-themed video games and other media, they might still exist.
Megalodon Games Online
There are games on the Internet where you can feed your fear and fascination with Megalodons. At Yoyo Games, you can download a Megalodon game where you can become a mega shark and go on a gory feeding frenzy. At Funny-Games, you can play "Paranormal Shark Activity," a Megaladon game where you are an islander who hops from one drifting wooden raft to another, while running away from a Megalodon who wants you as its main course.
Megalodon Trivia Games
If you think you know a lot about Megalodons, you can test your knowledge by visiting Fun Trivia and searching for the "Megalodons, Terror of the Oceans" game. There is also the Fossils Facts and Finds crossword puzzle where you can show off your Megalodon knowledge by correctly filing in the blanks in this downloadable and printable puzzle.
Console Megaladon Games
"The Ocean Hunter" was a Sega game that featured a rampaging Megalodon named Leviathan who had a bounty on his head for destroying ships and devouring entire ship crews. "Shark! Hunting the Great White" is a PC game that allows you to hunt eight different species of sharks including a Megalodon. "Scribblenauts" is a challenging puzzle game for the Nintendo DS that features a Megalodon.
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