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“It’s considered tacky to name organisms after yourself, but I have named a few new species after colleagues …. I’ve got a few new species I’m working on from New Zealand and Australia. I’ll name them after some other people I work with.”

“So what I think what happened was that ‘meg’ (megalodon shark) just got so big because it was literally just a buffet of all of these medium-sized whales. And then all of a sudden the buffet closes and you’re left with this giant shark that can’t really support itself.”

Dr. Dana J. Ehret, curator of paleontology, UA's Alabama Museum of Natural History, discussing the evolution of whales and the super-predator megalodon shark some 3 million years ago (The Atlantic)