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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:36 PM

www.livescience.com said:

A giant sea monster, the likes of the mythological kraken, may have swum Earth's ancient oceans, snagging what was thought to be the sea's top predators — school bus-size ichthyosaurs with fearsome teeth.

The kraken, which would've been nearly 100 feet (30 meters) long, or twice the size of the colossal squid, Mesonychoteuthis, likely drowned or broke the necks of the ichthyosaurs before dragging the corpses to its lair, akin to an octopus's midden, according to study researcher Mark McMenamin, a paleontologist at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

There is no direct evidence for the beast, though McMenamin suggests that's because it was soft-bodied and didn't stand the test of time; even so, to make a firm case for its existence one would want to find more direct evidence.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:46 PM

Interesting. That would be one bad critter to wander into in the sea. Like the giant octopus from the old 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea movie. Probably it would have been just as intellegent or more so then todays octopus. Maybe the layout of the bones in patterns is no mistake or accident?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:26 AM

www.dailymail.co.uk said:

It is a legendary sea monster which fed on ships and whales in a single mouthful.
Now one researcher claims he has found proof the mythical creature actually did exist.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:12 AM

definitely interesting but it seems like a lot of conjecture at this point,  I hope it pans out though proof of the Kraken would be awesome.


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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:42 AM

If the pattern in the fossils is all he's got then it doesn't seem very rock-solid theory :rofl:

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:12 PM

www.livescience.com said:

A giant sea monster, the likes of the mythological kraken, may have swum Earth's ancient oceans, snagging what was thought to be the sea's top predators — school bus-size ichthyosaurs with fearsome teeth.

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Lair of Ancient 'Kraken' Sea Monster Possibly Discovered
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:01 PM

I hope it's true and not the marks left behind by some dumb fish laying eggs or some other junk. (Idk if that would be logical, but it's not meant to be taken seriously.)

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:01 PM

View Postgrendille, on 11 October 2011 - 06:12 AM, said:

definitely interesting but it seems like a lot of conjecture at this point,  I hope it pans out though proof of the Kraken would be awesome.

Awesome? I think it would be terrifying!  :alien:


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Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:46 PM

View PostTheSpoonyOne, on 12 October 2011 - 09:01 PM, said:

Awesome? I think it would be terrifying!  :alien:
Luckily you'd be seperate from the real thing, if it existed, by millions of years.

Should be noted the original kraken was only dangerous in the sense that when it left the surface, it caused whirlpool that would suck sips under.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:40 AM

Just goes to show how huge the ocean is.


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Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:51 AM

This is pretty stupid.   If this is all that is needed to declare a discovery, then each of us could come up with discoveries with this much evidence.

View PostDieChecker, on 10 October 2011 - 06:46 PM, said:

Interesting. That would be one bad critter to wander into in the sea. Like the giant octopus from the old 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea movie. Probably it would have been just as intellegent or more so then todays octopus. Maybe the layout of the bones in patterns is no mistake or accident?
What leads you to think that?


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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:20 PM

View PostDieChecker, on 10 October 2011 - 06:46 PM, said:

Probably it would have been just as intellegent or more so then todays octopus.

Sorry, but there's absolutely no reason to think that. As a general rule, species do not get less intelligent over time.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:01 PM

This article is utter rubbish,There is still not enough evidence to suggest such a creature is real.Mass killing due to natural disasters is what what most scientists agree.


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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:40 PM

People (in general term) shouldn`t act ignorant and accept the possibility that there are still "monsters" alive. if i am correct only 5% of the sea is explored and only 1% of the deep sea. Even though i am aware of the fact that in order for a specie to survive there has to be a population. But despite that i wouldnt exlude that possibility that animals like the megalodon are still alive.
The oceanic trenches probarly hold a lot of life and as we know life evolves.
even 3700 miles long rivers are still being found http://www.unexplain...s.php?id=212978

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:40 PM

View PostDigitalDreamer, on 13 October 2011 - 02:01 PM, said:

This article is utter rubbish,There is still not enough evidence to suggest such a creature is real.Mass killing due to natural disasters is what what most scientists agree.


Rubbish?!!  This article is merely pointing out someone's hypothesis... the article itself seems to be very unbiased and informative of both sides of the argument.  I thought it to be rather good.  However, I will agree that there is nowhere enough evidence to support the hypothesis.

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