A team of shark experts were shocked to see an image that appeared to be a 50-foot-long "Megalodon" on sonar while on a research trip off New England’s coast.
The researchers from the Rhode Island-based Atlantic Shark Institute estimated the extinct “Meg” appearing on a radar to weigh about 40 tons.
The shark experts said they tracked the massive figure for several minutes but were disappointed when it began to shape shift as it moved closer to the vessel.
“We waited for one of the rods to go off, however, much to our disappointment, the shape started to transition into a large school of Atlantic mackerel,” the institute said in Facebook post shared on Sept 4.
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The large school of fish then hung around the boat for about 15 minutes.
“The Megalodon (Otodus megalodon), disappeared more than 3 million years ago and will likely stay that way, but, for a few minutes, we thought he had returned” the institute’s caption continued.
Scientists estimate the Megalodon – the largest shark to ever live – to have been around 50 feet long and weigh up to 70 tons when it ruled the ocean millions of years ago.