MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Drivers on I-95 in Broward County Friday morning might have thought they were in a science fiction movie.
That’s because a giant Megalodon shark was being driven down the road to the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale.READ MORE: Hundreds Of Motorcycle Riders Ride From Doral To Key Largo For Good Causes
Megalodon means “giant tooth” and this shark packed quite a punch. It had seven inch long teeth and the most powerful bite of any creature that ever lived, roughly 10-18 tons. So what did the Megalodon chow down on? It turned out the giant shark snacked on prehistoric whales.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 2,482 New Cases, 22 Additional Deaths Reported Sunday
You can see an ancestor of the Megalodon if you take a swim in the outer Great Barrier Reef or if you pop in a copy of Jaws. The Great White Shark is the closest living relative to the Megalodon.MORE NEWS: Lauderhill PD Needs Help Locating 72-Year-Old Levan McKenzie
The shark will be installed in the Prehistoric Florida exhibit in the new EcoDiscovery Center set to open November 11.