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

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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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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Jack Cooper, Catalina Pimiento
  • Director Vitalii Nebelskyi, and action creative agency
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Marginai Iryna Harkavets, Olya Barabakh
  • Animator Volodymyr Boiko, Teymur Bzikadze
  • Project Manager Dmytro Koval
  • Art Director Olya Barabakh
  • Composer Cem Misirlioglu, Work Play Work
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu, Work Play Work
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Abdallah Ewis, Anna Bechtol
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Cella Wright
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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