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Re: Swimming mammoths and climate change
>>Charcharodon charcharis is the great white, C. megalodon is the (Cretaceous?)
>Try Cenozoic. It went extinct in the Early Pliestocene.
Oops. I should stick to Archosaurs! (anyone got glue?)
>>The problem does develop, however, when a
>>feeding frenzy starts and the pachyderms are far from shore.
>I'm not certain, but I think the feeding frenzy behavior is more
>common for smaller sharks (reef sharks in particular), especially
>those that tend to school; the larger sharks tend to be solitary,
>and seem to be less likely to go berserk when there is abundant food
>in the water. So the threat of a shark attack on a herd is limited,
>since the shark will only take a maximum of one mammoth.
I did not know that, but I believe that the point still stands,
assuming that there are smaller sharks in the area. Although the
stories may be exagerated, I understand that once blood hits the
water, the sharks will come.