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Extinct animals

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konnichiwa said:
curl-6 said:

 The leading theories as to the cause of their extinction are the cooling of the oceans and the decline of the large cetaceans they depended on for food.

Their prey went to shallow waters and orca's/great white were the only ones to reach them. The ice age decreased their prey sizes aswell in the end the only things they could find to eat was another Megalodon and basically killed their own species.

Yeah, something that big would have required a huge amount of food to survive, so disruption to its food supply would be fatal. There were likely a whole host of contributing factors, but shortages of suitable prey and climate change were probably the leading causes.