Following publication of our article, we acknowledge that there was an error in our extrapolated cruising speed for the megalodon shark. Our estimate of 5.04 m s−1 should have been 1.34 m s−1. However, we note that this corrected estimate for a 48 tonne individual may be low as its mass has been estimated as high as 100 tonnes .
This correction refers to a swim speed estimate for this extinct species only and does not influence the main analyses presented in our paper.
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