Sea Serpents & Monsters

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Re: Irish sea monster?

lordmongrove said:
http://forteanzoology.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/is-this-irish-sea-monster.html

Sea serpent or bloke fishing?
Bloke fishing I reckon. Where is it? Crosshaven?
 

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A nice new thread for collecting reports of sea serpents and monsters all in one place.

If anybody has a problem with multiple postings, or too much information, or isn't sure where to, or whether to, post a brand new thread, or etc. then probably better to PM a Mod, first. ;)

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Re: Do sea monsters exist?

lordmongrove said:
http://gawker.com/are-there-still-undiscovered-sea-monsters-1503401459
Do sea monsters exist?
Theres already a thread which this post would enhance. I moved your first post there.

Merging again shortly.
 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...s-the-living-fossil-sighted-in-Australia.html
Rarely seen frilled shark known as the living fossil sighted in Australia

By Agency

8:52PM GMT 20 Jan 2015


The rarely sighted frilled shark - whose ancestry dates back 80 million years and is known as the living fossil - has turned up in waters off southeastern Victoria, Australia.

It was caught on a fishing trawler in waters near Lakes Entrance in the state's Gippsland region.

Simon Boag from the South East Trawl Fishing Association said it was the first time a frilled shark has been sighted in living local memory.

"We couldn't find a fisherman who had ever seen one before," he told local reporters.

"It does look 80 million years old. It looks prehistoric, it looks like it's from another time!"
 

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According to a forum piece in the latest FT we shouldn't call animals and plants "living fossils" anymore, though I can't see the animals in question would be all that bothered.
 

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According to a forum piece in the latest FT we shouldn't call animals and plants "living fossils" anymore, though I can't see the animals in question would be all that bothered.
Evolutionarily challenged? Differently evolved? Neither sounds right.
 

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Literally true. I think the point I felt the article in FT didn't effectively express is that we all have qualities that belong to ancient lineages, it's just some animals have qualities that we associate with ancient lineages more because they're rarely seen these days. Those creatures have those qualities because they made it work, and continued to evolve with those qualities, while the rest of us abandoned them and found other solutions to the problems of survival and procreation.
 

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Looks like a skinned beaver. If you'll pardon the expression.
 

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The FT report in the Alien Zoo column declares the "giant salamander" a hoax, the photo was edited to make a normal salamander look larger and of a new species. Oh well.
 

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Carcass found floating in Persian Gulf in 2013, around 40ft long. Probably a whale but any whale-ologists here able to tell?

Details & video here.
 
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