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The One
22nd July 2011, 08:20
http://beforeitsnews.com/story/846/319/Mysterious_Skeleton_Washed_Ashore_On_A_British_Bea ch.html

For centuries they’ve been a part of maritime legend, inspiring curiosity and terror in equal measure. Lurking in the depths of the oceans, shocking in size and appearance, gigantic serpents and prehistoric monsters are as much a source of fascination as ever, especially in Hollywood.

In the past two or three years alone, attacks by huge undersea beasts have provided the centrepiece battles at the ends of blockbusters such as Pirates Of The Caribbean, Clash Of The Titans and The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader.

But are such tales of strange sea beasts more than mythology? Is there any evidence to suggest that some of these monsters of the watery deep - from Jules Verne’s giant squid in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea to the legendary Kraken, a leviathan sending sailors to their doom - might actually exist

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Mysteries of the deep: Only this week, Margaret Flippence stumbled upon this skeleton while strolling along the beach near Aberdeen. Experts were still trying last night to work out what the mystery 30ft washed-up remains are

Certainly, the study of the possible existence of sea monsters and other creatures of legend - known as cryptozoology - remains an area that captures the imagination of scientists and laymen alike.

Last week I took part in a major debate at the Zoological Society in London at which I and my colleagues wondered whether there might be more to these stories than mere myth.

Only this week, photographs emerged of the large carcass of an unidentified sea creature washed up on the beach near Aberdeen. It is the subject of fevered speculation, with some claiming it is a sea monster and others (more sensibly) saying it’s a plain old pilot whale.

Further fuelling the popular enthusiasm for sea monster lore, on Tuesday night the Discovery Channel screened footage, filmed by Alaskan fishermen, of what appeared to be an immense sea creature — at least 30ft long — with humps on its back, breaking the surface of the ocean.
What may simply be an example of a whale and its wake has been imaginatively recast by viewers as the Alaskan Nessie.

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Washed up: Margaret Flippence, 55, was walking on the Scottish beach with her husband Nick when she found this unknown creature's skeleton

Given that previously unknown large marine animals continue to be discovered, the idea is far from outlandish. It’s perfectly plausible that species of shark, rays and whale still wait to be identified. Indeed, according to some estimates, there could be as many as 50 species of large sea‑going animals awaiting discovery.

Despite advances in sonar equipment, remotely operated cameras and deep-sea submersibles, only a fraction of the vast oceans that cover so much of the Earth have been examined

goldmother
22nd July 2011, 08:57
Great find The One

I bet there are all sorts of creatures on land and in the sea that we haven't come across yet. I love this planet its such a special place and we should treasure it soooooo much more than we do

bitworm
22nd July 2011, 09:44
It's a whale and here's a similar one from 2006:

http://paleo.cc/ce/plesio-russ.htm

The One
22nd July 2011, 09:52
It's a whale and here's a similar one from 2006:

http://paleo.cc/ce/plesio-russ.htm


Spoil sport

etheric underground
22nd July 2011, 10:30
cool!!
Like others have stated there is more out there than we can conceive...
Only times like the one we are in right now will start to explain the x factors on our world.

Lord Sidious
22nd July 2011, 10:55
It can't be a politician, this thing has a backbone.

Robert J. Niewiadomski
22nd July 2011, 21:25
Here are results for "whale skull" graphic in google (http://www.google.pl/search?tbm=isch&hl=pl&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=800&q=whale+skull&btnG=Szukaj+obraz%C3%B3w&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=)
here are results for "sea lion skull" graphic in google ( http://www.google.pl/search?hl=pl&biw=1280&bih=800&gbv=2&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=sea+lion+skull&btnG=Szukaj&aq=f&aqi=g-L1&aql=&oq=)
and "orca skull" here (http://www.google.pl/search?hl=pl&biw=1280&bih=800&gbv=2&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=orca+skull&btnG=Szukaj&aq=f&aqi=g-L1&aql=&oq=). In 13th row is picture from this thread starting post

Best wishes :)
Robert