The boy sustained injuries to his foot and was taken to hospital for care. A bronze whaler shark was behind the incident.
Megalodons lived between 3.6 to 20 million years ago and could reach up to 49 feet in length.
The massive shark broke the 27-year-old high school teacher's fishing rod, forcing her to partially reel it in by hand.
"A lot of people hear the word 'bull shark' and they think scary, intimidating predator. I don't see them like that at all," said John Moore.
The incident is Australia's first fatal shark attack in 2021, after a record eight were seen in 2020 in the country.
A mother was filming her six-year-old daughter playing in the waves when she suddenly darted out of the water.
The beached predator can be seen thrashing its mighty blood-covered jaws on the sand in front of a crowd which gathered on the shore.
Social media has been awash with theories after the gruesome discovery of a shark head on the banks of the Great Miami River in Piqua, Ohio.
Gary May, of Perth, said he was knocked off his board by a roughly five foot shark at Yallingup Mainbreak Surfing Spot—the first time encountering one in his 60 years of surfing.
A father and son had to swim for over half an hour to reach safety after their vessel was repeatedly flipped over by a shark.
"It's a dramatic spike, but it's not yet cause for alarm," Gavin Naylor, director of the Florida Museum of Natural History's shark research program, cautioned.
The picture shows a fin just outside a fence in a man's backyard, but some people think it may just be a hoax.
"I was scared at first, but then I started to come to my senses that if I'm going to panic, that's when we're going to lose hope," one of the fisherman said of the experience.
Paramedics said it was a "remarkable" survival story.
Missy Tracewell said she cried and jumped up and down "like a five-year-old" when she found the tooth of the prehistoric predator.
The 17-year-old was trying to find his surfboard when the shark attacked him.
Latest data from the shark's tag shows the predator is currently in the deep sea off the U.S. east coast.
Shark trackers called the gathering off the coast of Cape-aux-Meules a "very interesting" sight.
Otters have been filmed eating puffaddder shysharks on the coast of False Bay, South Africa.
The seven foot porbeagle shark had been entangled in a piece of plastic when it was younger.
"We don't hold any ongoing hope unfortunately for Mr. Sharpe's survival," said WA Police Senior Sergeant Justin Tarasinski in the wake of a shark attack on Friday.
The shark responsible for the attack was a blacktip—a species that can grow up to 6.5 feet in length.
The massive female shark, named Nukumi, weighed more than 3,500 pounds and was more than 17-foot long, experts from research organization OCEARCH recorded.
Wellfleet Lifeguards said the spine had probably been buried under the sand "for quite some time" before it was exposed by Hurricane Teddy.
The new "20/20" special chronicles Paige Winter's recovery after being attacked by a shark in 2019. It follows her through receiving a prosthetic leg, as well as important high school milestones.
The tooth measures around 1.8 inches long and 1.1 inches wide.
The incident happened at a county dubbed the shark attack capital of the world.