Yes I believe it could be Manatee's and a crocodile but it does leave room for exploration, could Florida waters be home to a Mosasaur? I highly doubt it, but it would be great!
Just to add in my half penny's worth here, I come from a family who's spent two generations fishing and boating the waters around Florida, and we've never seen much out of the ordinary. I've spent a lot of time out on the water, and sen dolphins, sharks, shipwrecks, mackeral big enough to eat you, but no mosasaurs.
It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.
You can lead a fish to water, but you can't make it a horse.
Posted 24 May 2010 - 05:18 PM
Connor, there's a difference between hoping for there to be something out of the ordinary and looking for something out of the ordinary. With the former, it'll be easy to fool yourself into thinking that the evidence you're looking at is a new creature. With the latter, you'll be able to stay objective and not get caught up in the moment.
It's okay to want there to be something out there that we haven't discovered yet, just be careful in your search.
What I think it may have been a salt water crocodile and the size was over exaggerated but that's just an uneducated guess.
Crocodylus porosus in the North Atlantic Ozean? Well... must be a good swimmer. ) This "sighting" leads us nowhere as there is no real evidence or any further information. There are too many questions remaining for example that no one else saw the creature AND tells us in any way (not the crew of U28 and not the surviving people of the Iberian). And in view of the video: no one can tell us anything about credibility of Von Forstner today. Don't want to discuss this case in depth but surely the time Von Forstner tells about his "sighting" was exactly right for it don't you think? 1933. I'am sure you know which scotish legend raises its head out of the Loch Ness at this time. To say it Von Forstner tells about his sighting in view what happpend at this time in Scotland. He also said that a picture of the LNM in press was similiar to his creature - unfortunately I don't know which. The retired submariner by the way wrote a little later a book about Sea Monsters (mainly a translation of Gould)... Just a coincidence - but who knows?