55-Ft Long Ancient Marine Monster With Razor-Sharp Teeth Discovered, Ancient Sea Creature Unlike Present Gentle Whales

Tuesday 29th March 2022
 Basilosaurus skull

Basilosaurus skull

Modern-day whales are considered to be gentle giants. But an analysis of the well-preserved skull of an ancient whale showed that their ancestors who swam the Peruvian seas around 36 million years ago were anything but gentle, MailOnline reported.

Researchers from the National University of San Marcos in Peru refer to this terrifying animal as a “marine monster,” having measured 55 feet (17 meters) long with razor-sharp teeth to feed on large animals, including sharks, tuna, and schools of sardines. Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi, one of the researchers, said that the whale was one of the largest predators of its time.

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Richard Freeman
Richard Freeman has been the zoological director of the Centre for Fortean Zoology since 1997, and has authored a number of books on the subject of Cryptozoology. He has carried out many major expeditions in search of mystery animals. He also writes fiction.