Does Megalodon still exist? Shark Week debunkedby Vox   4 years ago


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Shark Week used to be educational. Now it's filled with fake documentaries about "Megalodon" and "Submarine."

Note: at :39 - the number of lightning deaths should say 28, not .28

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Further reading:

"Collin Drake" on IMDB:

"Lake Ontario 'shark' video prompts warning from Liberal minister" (Toronto Star)

Interview with the producer of "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives" (

"Did Discovery Channel fake the image in its giant shark documentary?" (The Guardian)

"'Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine' is a fake documentary" (Southern Fried Science)

"Shark Week is lying again about megalodon sharks" (Slate)

"How Shark Week screws scientists" (The Verge)

"Megalodon: The Monster Shark's Dead" (National Geographic)

"Fraud, Deception and Lies: How Discovery's Shark Week became the greatest show on Earth" (Discover)