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Dragon Skeleton found in China Sea


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#16    Lava_Lady

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:49 AM

I love reading about cryptids!  I thought pat fish too but the head is too flat...the article mentions another cryptid,
the 'meat mushroom'  this is possibly the most hilarious thing I've read all year!!  LMFAO!!!!!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:56 AM

China, dragons, what's the connection here? Dragon, for chinese, is a sacred mystical creature represents power and glory. Maybe they are trying to raise some hope in people?


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

View PostFlyingAngel, on 03 April 2013 - 11:56 AM, said:

China, dragons, what's the connection here? Dragon, for chinese, is a sacred mystical creature represents power and glory. Maybe they are trying to raise some hope in people?

This makes more sense than it actually being the skeleton of an unknown cryptid. When was the last dragon sighting in China? 1100s?

Edited by LocalLegend, 03 April 2013 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:46 PM

Possibilities: real unknown animal, mistaken identity of a known animal, hoax. Perhaps if tissue is shared with scientists around the world its DNA will tell us what it is. There are certainly animals in the sea we know from only a handful of specimens, in some cases large animals like whale and dolphin species, so it is certainly possible to find things new to science in the oceans.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:55 PM

A DNA test of the skeleton should identifly what it is.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

The skull doesn't look like a whale's, it appears too broad for its length. There are bones or cartilage indicating a dorsal fin near the tail. Whale fins do not, as far as I can ascertain, contain cartilage. Not a shark, or other kind of fish either, I think; the eye sockets appear too pronounced. Not a crocodile or alligator, it seems, as neither of these have dorsal fins. The same goes for snakes, or course.  Either a genuine unknown sea creature, it seems, or a hoax, piecing together parts of different animals.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:53 PM

it's a shark. the skull is in fact chondrocranium of a shark, with jaw and fin structure missing.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

View Postarctica, on 03 April 2013 - 02:53 PM, said:

it's a shark. the skull is in fact chondrocranium of a shark, with jaw and fin structure missing.

Certainly is not an elephant skull, the root sockets for the tusks would be in the front.
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The bridged structure at the front end of the skull is consistent with a shark skull.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:19 PM

http://doubtfulnews....-hyped-in-china

A possible candidate could be a Frilled Shark.

Here's a photo of a shark skeleton - similar, no?

http://www.marinebio...ton for web.jpg

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

Maybe is it Nessie


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:09 PM

Obviously it's too flat to be an elephant's skull, but ...... it does appear to have holes for tusks. And are the eye sockets too big for a shark?

The video with the fishermen on the quayside: I'm always suspicious when the camera doesn't linger on anything so that you can get a proper look at it ....... manic camerawork and 'Benny Hill' sound effects indicates hoax to me :hmm:

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:30 PM

Doesn't appear to be a sea going ostrich or marine kangaroo.
Curious!


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

View PostRafterman, on 03 April 2013 - 03:19 PM, said:

http://doubtfulnews....-hyped-in-china

A possible candidate could be a Frilled Shark.

Here's a photo of a shark skeleton - similar, no?

http://www.marinebio...ton for web.jpg

Great photo! Does look very similar.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

hoax hoax hoax.  There is absolutley no flesh left on the bones and yet enough cartlidge to hold the entire skeleton together?  Right.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

I like dragons with arms and legs better :) the ones with wings are the best. Great find I think. Even if it isnt a dragon its obscure enough not to be easily identified so that must mean something.. like they are rare, have little relatives, have good hiding places and take a long time to die... probably something like a lochness creature?

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