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Mega Megalodon Mystery

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 by in The OFI Blog |

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) offers its fellows and interns a chance to do research with its immense collections. Dr. Meghan Balk, a Peter Buck Fellow at NMNH, and her intern, Jazmin Jones, a Lycoming College Junior, used the collections to test the hypothesis that small-bodied prey species evolve larger body sizes to escape predation through a study of Megalodon sharks.

The Smithsonian Ocean recently published an article highlighting the work of Dr. Balk and Jazmin.

Check out the full article here!

A photo of a fossilized whalebone with an embedded shark tooth taken by Jazmin