Why did Megalodon go extinct? – Jack Cooper and Catalina Pimiento

Why did Megalodon go extinct? – Jack Cooper and Catalina Pimiento

Dive into the ocean’s depths to see how the gigantic megalodon ruled the seas, and find out what caused its extinction.

20 million years ago, the ocean housed a creature so colossal that its stomach could reach volumes of almost 10,000 liters— big enough to fit an entire orca. It was the megalodon, the biggest shark to ever live. So, what was it like when megalodon ruled the seas? And what brought this formidable predator to extinction? Jack Cooper and Catalina Pimiento investigate.

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  1. Kanaan Ngutu on July 9, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    What if they still exist today?

  2. Miconazole on July 9, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Megalodon: Exists
    Pods of Orcas: it free real estate 😋

  3. Knowledge Spree on July 9, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Being so massive makes it much harder to adapt to rapid climate changes. Megalodons have been such a terrifying creatures and yet fragile in terms of survivability. If they were still here would have been scary though…

  4. Bord on July 9, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    I thought there was only one megalodon that existed

  5. 100 Days on July 9, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    it’s actually because of me yeah I ate them all

  6. Greg Orcutt on July 9, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    It’s nice to see Nicholas Steno (Blessed Nicholas Steno) get the credit he’s due for being one of history’s greatest scientific geniuses

  7. Daniel Hermstad on July 9, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Me 30 years from now trying to remake a Megalodon in my secret lab

  8. himanshu soni on July 9, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Ok, now that I have researched enough, I will go and watch the movie

  9. 171QA on July 9, 2023 at 1:51 pm


  10. Hannah Jewel Gultiano on July 9, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    *Your gonna need a bigger boat*

  11. Viola Karamelo on July 9, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    When I watch this somehow remind me of how Japanese love eating whales and sharks

  12. Sidewinder on July 9, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    0:30 lol the shark eyes dont stay on the same side like a flounder

  13. Based on July 9, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Admit it, we *all* wish they were still around.

  14. Mr Unknown on July 9, 2023 at 1:55 pm


  15. Faisal Ammar on July 9, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    If planet and ocean became warmer, is there possibility megalodon coming back?

  16. Thz Tan on July 9, 2023 at 1:57 pm


  17. Ke'van Hunter on July 9, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Sounds awful that megalodon became a victim of its massive bulk and high-calorie demand metabolism. I also read an article that suggested its prey, mainly migratory whales, were able to travel to the poles due to their insulating blubber. Megalodon wasn’t able to regulate its body temperature efficiently enough to follow, which partially led to its extinction due to the abscence of prey.

  18. Kapitan Mariusz on July 9, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Is it possible to genetically modify a man so that he can reproduce teeth like megalodon?

  19. yorkshire puddin on July 9, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    How much warmer was the earth 20 million years ago?

  20. Wendy Brooklyn on July 9, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Despite the Recession crisis am cool, a profit making of £32,000 every month is assured , Sir Sheldon your God sent..

  21. AJAY R on July 9, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    PoV: you play ark

  22. MD.TAHSEEN RAZA on July 9, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Megalodon goes extinct partly because of a smaller, and better version of itself….
    *Older siblings’ life in a Nutshell*

  23. Bumblebee on July 9, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    Ted ed never disappoints on the animation 😅

  24. OuBongo Väry Väry Goodä on July 9, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    I don’t mind that. You know hte bus is boardign the Eurostar car and vehicle carriage. So by the end of the end day you are always travelling by Eurostar to London. Just instead of paying 200 pound you are paying 30 bucks or so.

  25. Blooper1980 on July 9, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    That music……. 😢

  26. Turd Fergusen on July 9, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Because it had all those teeth and no toothbrush.

  27. MaryMeant on July 9, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    2:22 Good thing the Megalodon were there to keep the mermaid population in check.

  28. Kent Keeler on July 9, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Megalodon was not unrivaled. It had to compete with Livyatan, which we have evidence gave it a run for its money on multiple occasions.

  29. Sudip Chatterjee on July 9, 2023 at 2:13 pm

  30. soscoolgirl on July 9, 2023 at 2:13 pm


  31. Oksana Tulpa on July 9, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Sharks as crocodiles have as most of fishes radically another kind of brain from dolphins and whales . They had only that part that is responsible only for main reflections – they don’t have feelings in difference of mammals

  32. Gay Yoda on July 9, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    sharks are frend too ;(

  33. AlawiKD999 on July 9, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Fact: there is a skeleton remains resembling huge shark, they name ot megalodon
    Imagination: every other thing

  34. Adriana Vega on July 9, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Everyone talking about the megalodon meanwhile I just want to know where can I find the backround music jajaja its so catchy and cute

  35. Jonathan schaefer on July 9, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Propaganda. It’s alive

  36. Lizz on July 9, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    What if those big teeth that we found belong to baby megalodons

  37. Sylvia Montaez on July 9, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    in loving memory of the mega blahaj

  38. Karu Agira on July 9, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    Can u now guys make a video explaining why White Shark was newcomer then?

  39. Brisingr on July 9, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    I loved the narration! It made me feel like I was in some cheesy old detective show; a perfect fit for such a video

  40. falseking989 on July 9, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    1:40 “Trans-oceanic”. Is that an ocean that identifies as another ocean?

  41. PD Zombie on July 9, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Great video!!! Thanx!!!

  42. Arjun Muralidharan on July 9, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Nothing Jason Statham couldn’t handle eh 😅

  43. S I O M A I on July 9, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    Isn’t it crazy how a lot of the huge animals then, who we’d expect to last the longest, are now extinct. Meanwhile, cockroaches and rats have been here a long time and they ain’t gone yet.

  44. Melissa Maritz on July 9, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    wait.. what? “the earth was warmer?” 😏

  45. TheInfiniteNexus Productions on July 9, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    Because they didn’t have Surfshark VPN.

  46. surf1punk on July 9, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    We have these teeth all over this area in Venice, FL. I have a buddy who dives just a mile off-shore and hunts for them. He’s collected over 1000 of them just himself over the past few years, some as large as 5" for a single tooth fully intact still.

  47. Discerned on July 9, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    The Megalodon is megala-gone!😅

  48. Ralph Cantrell on July 9, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    If I understand correctly, sharks are just muscle and cartilage, which doesn’t fossilize, so all we have are a bunch of teeth. SO… how can we be so sure they were 60 feet long? Maybe they were the size of a bass, but with a huge head lined with big teeth.🤔

  49. Psygin on July 9, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Sh*t animal, i’ll be a panda instead