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Dragon Skeleton found in China Sea


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#46    DieChecker

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:35 PM

View PostZeta Reticulum, on 03 April 2013 - 11:21 PM, said:

Sharks don't have skeletons... they have cartilage instead of bones, except for their jaws.
True, and yet the cartilage can last quite a while longer then the flesh, and can even be collected washed up on beaches and made into jewelry/beads. It is not jelly after all, but a hard non-calcified material.

Lots of fossilized shark vertebrae are found around the world in ocean fossil beds.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:25 AM

The more photos that you guys put up, the more I think it is a shark's remains. Too bad, I was hoping for a Mosasaur, lol.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:00 AM

Posted Image  I'm starting to think Shark or Dolphin but that wouldn't be as cool as a dragon or get the media attention.  Posted Image

Edited by Hilander, 04 April 2013 - 01:03 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:39 AM

After all of those marvelous shark pictures, I'm rooting towards shark myself.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:24 AM

No, not shark, this is something "different".
These are veteran fisherman who have seen a lot, they would know a shark carcass if it was so.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:50 AM

An oarfish perhaps?
http://t0.gstatic.co...FQf0sNrP_uomNHW

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:13 AM

I'd love to think it was something else, but it represents the sharks pictures depicted almost completely, if you'd take the time to look, Talion.
I love to be corrected and find truth as well; I have the humility to accept greater evidence.

There is really no reason to find this as something other than a natural decaying creature.
I'm not going to say that it is truly a shark by what I find the further evidence, because my opinion is just one being swayed by logical portrayals.
Yeah, it's a shark.

Edited to add:
As for those "veteran" fisherman, I'm sure they're not really used to dragging up carcasses without the flesh still on them, that are so oddly composed.
They're used to catching fish.. and to be quite frank, most are rather dull. Most. They really don't recognize the skeletal structures of many beasts, let alone many of the beasts they capture in nets.

Edited by AliveInDeath7, 04 April 2013 - 05:17 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:41 AM

View PostTalion, on 04 April 2013 - 03:24 AM, said:

No, not shark, this is something "different".
These are veteran fisherman who have seen a lot, they would know a shark carcass if it was so.

Do you understand chinese? How can you be sure that they really said (or think) what press reported? Equally if or if not how do you really know how experienced they are?

I've read this "argument" so often. For example in 2005 the carcass of a big sea monster washed ashore also in China. It was reported that veteran fisherman couldn't identify it and they never seen anything like it. It was bigger than a whale. You know what? It wasn't bigger than a whale and it was a decomposed rorqual whale.

Once again: it was a shark. The exact species is in question, but certainly not a frilled shark.

To some other postings:

I' am not sure which holes "look like they've been for tusks" but let me say that the greater "holes" or "caves" are the eye sockets and the smaller ones in front are the nares of a shark.

Sharks naturally also have a skeleton. A cartilaginous skeleton surely, but they have one. ;)

Edited by Marozi, 04 April 2013 - 05:50 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:00 AM

Finally - they've found bigfoot


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:28 AM

View Postcsspwns, on 04 April 2013 - 04:50 AM, said:


I'd like to see a skeleton of one. I had no luck in my search though.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:08 AM

Very interesting! After reading and seeing all the pics I'm thinking shark as well. I've seen pretty convincing shark heads in this thread, so I'm leaning towards that, yeah. But it'll be interesting nonetheless if we could get a definite answer

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

View PostSundew, on 04 April 2013 - 12:25 AM, said:

The more photos that you guys put up, the more I think it is a shark's remains. Too bad, I was hoping for a Mosasaur, lol.

You know there is a mosasaur genus named taniwhasaurus, but I am digressing...


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:10 PM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 04 April 2013 - 06:28 AM, said:

I'd like to see a skeleton of one. I had no luck in my search though.

Oarfish are unusual to say the least and may be the animal behind sightings of "sea serpents", however this is not the skull of an oarfish. Oarfish have very laterally compressed, ribbon-like bodies, even one as large as the creature in question would only have a head a few inches to maybe half a foot wide, this creature has quite a broad head. Their mouth is quite distinctive also, I believe somewhat tubular and expandable to suck in small prey. Even if you can find pictures of the skeleton, you can Google or YouTube picture and even videos of oarfish that have come into shallow water, usually sick or dying, this should give you an idea of the head shape. They have bright silver bodies and red fins if memory serves and are quite beautiful.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:58 PM

View PostThegreatsilence, on 04 April 2013 - 08:28 AM, said:

You know there is a mosasaur genus named taniwhasaurus, but I am digressing...

I think you are, lol: its skull looks nothing like the one in the opening post:

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Edited by Abramelin, 04 April 2013 - 07:59 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:07 PM

View PostDieChecker, on 03 April 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

Kind of looks like the skeleton of a Great White shark. The tail matches up as does the nose of hte skull.

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Source: Wikipedia - Great White Shark.

Take away the jaws and the rest of the fins and other bits and the skull is almost the same. And look at the spines on the Great Whites tail and compare to the tail section of the monster.

Could be another shark species, but clearly is an open ocean type of shark.

I agree: the skull is incomplete.

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