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[Merged x 3] The Sea Dragon of Andalusia


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#1    Ligia Cabus

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:17 PM

SPAIN. THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (2013), the lifeless body of a unidentified marine being, appeared on the sands of Playa Luis Siret - coastal, pueblo of Villaricos, Cuevas del Almanzora, Spanish municipality in the province of Almeria - in Andalucía.

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Measuring most of four meters long, the animal, of fantastic appearance resembling a sea dragon. MORE...

http://brazilweirdne...-andalusia.html


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:25 PM

Hm. That is a new one. Just going by the pictures, I'd say its the spinal column of a small whale. Being full of tough tendons and ligaments it would be the last parts scavenged.

I hope they took samples before burying it.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:25 PM

Impossible to tell, but I'm betting just a plain old dead known sea creature.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:36 PM

"Meanwhile, members of the Asociación de la Defense en Fauna Marina Almería, according to its coordinator, Francisco Toledano, went to the place analyze the corpse and compare the creature with the pictures obtained. Toledano said:
We had access to the images of body on sands, probably thrown there by strong waves. The pictures are being sent to experts in an attempt to identify the specimen. At first glance it seems a kind of fish but the state of decomposition makes recognition."
Same OP source


Btw, real (leafy and weedy) sea dragons are beautiful and ethereal and mysterious looking, imo. One of my favs.

Edited by QuiteContrary, 17 August 2013 - 11:43 PM.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:24 AM

Probably an oar fish.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 02:58 AM

View PostBuzzLightYear, on 18 August 2013 - 12:24 AM, said:

Probably an oar fish.
yep that resembles it...the king of herrings


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:00 AM

Does sort of look like it,b ut the picture's to small to really make it out.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:09 AM

Looks a bit big for an oarfish (in terms of weight and diameter). Too bad the pictures are tiny and taken from the wrong end, they all appear to be from the tail. If I could see the head I might be able to figure it out.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:17 AM

It would appear that there is a chance that someone in Spain might have forgotten that the rest of the world has slaughterhouses and butchers bulls too. Is it just me or has someone added a bovine cranium (complete with horns) to this oarfish carcass ?

Edited by Macroramphosis, 18 August 2013 - 05:19 AM.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:08 AM

View PostRavinoff, on 18 August 2013 - 03:09 AM, said:

Looks a bit big for an oarfish (in terms of weight and diameter). Too bad the pictures are tiny and taken from the wrong end, they all appear to be from the tail. If I could see the head I might be able to figure it out.
Oarfish can get big


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

Why wouldn't they take a photo from the front?

View PostMacroramphosis, on 18 August 2013 - 05:17 AM, said:

It would appear that there is a chance that someone in Spain might have forgotten that the rest of the world has slaughterhouses and butchers bulls too. Is it just me or has someone added a bovine cranium (complete with horns) to this oarfish carcass ?

It does look like that. In the first photo it looks like bull horns are placed next to the possible oarfish.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:09 PM

That's not a sea dragon.  THIS is a sea dragon....
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Source: http://commons.wikim...astillo_(2).JPG

Edited by Eldorado, 18 August 2013 - 01:11 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:18 PM

Its falcor.. the luck dragon.. crashed into the sea and died.. washed up on shore.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

View PostSilver Surfer, on 18 August 2013 - 01:18 PM, said:

Its falcor.. the luck dragon.. crashed into the sea and died.. washed up on shore.
crashed?? this thing flew? FLASH AHHHH


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:31 PM

View PostSilver Surfer, on 18 August 2013 - 01:18 PM, said:

Its falcor.. the luck dragon.. crashed into the sea and died.. washed up on shore.
That explain my luck lately.

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