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Kraken Theory Resurfaces With New 'Evidence'

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:38 AM

The idea of a kraken was originally proposed a couple of years ago at the meeting of the Geological Society of America by Mount Holyoke College paleontologist Mark McMenamin. Now he has returned to the annual meeting with what he believes is more evidence of the kraken, including what could be the tip of its tooth-like beak, another example of a potential kraken murder case, and the earliest-known fossil of a scavenger crustacean that is today among those found devouring whale carcasses in the ocean depths.

http://news.discover...ence-131031.htm

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:02 PM

I can see it now: Kraken: The Body Found faux doc brought to you Discovery/Animal Planet.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:11 PM

Well, if any ship can find it, it will be Carnival Cruise lines.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:24 PM

View PostPlanB, on 02 November 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

I can see it now: Kraken: The Body Found faux doc brought to you Discovery/Animal Planet.
I wouldn't put it past them.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:34 PM

"The idea of a kraken was originally proposed a couple of years ago at the meeting of the Geological Society of America by Mount Holyoke College paleontologist Mark McMenamin."

Just nit picking but should not that say something like the idea of finding evidence for a kraken in the fossil record....


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:44 PM

I assumed the Kraken had been Giant Squid

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:55 PM

I suggested in an earlier thread on the subject that 'a squid as large as a ship' wasn't really that impossible back a thousand years ago, when fifty feet was a big ship. And then, as ships grew, the by-then-legendary squid grew with them.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:20 PM

Not sure if its true or not but some people say there's a few just of the East Coast of the US


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:13 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 02 November 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

The idea of a kraken was originally proposed a couple of years ago at the meeting of the Geological Society of America by Mount Holyoke College paleontologist Mark McMenamin. Now he has returned to the annual meeting with what he believes is more evidence of the kraken, including what could be the tip of its tooth-like beak, another example of a potential kraken murder case, and the earliest-known fossil of a scavenger crustacean that is today among those found devouring whale carcasses in the ocean depths.

http://news.discover...ence-131031.htm

Isnt it just an oversized squid or octopus?

Bearing in mind the length of time we've been fishing in the north sea I would suspect the decline in fish stocks has something to do with why they rarely pass 14 metres these days. We're also a little warmer than the Middle Ages and maybe that impacts the levels of available squid food too.

Edited by SilentHunter, 04 November 2013 - 02:14 PM.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:23 PM

The so called "St. Augustine Monster" (see Wikipedia) could have been a good candidate, the remains of which were originally thought to be a 100' long unknown octopus species that washed ashore in Florida. Unfortunately for cryptozoologists it turned out to be a huge mass of whale blubber. "Release the blubber!" just doesn't have the same ring to it.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

View PostPlanB, on 02 November 2013 - 08:02 PM, said:

I can see it now: Kraken: The Body Found faux doc brought to you Discovery/Animal Planet.

I guess real animals and their lives are just too boring now for Animal Planet. They recently did a "mockumentary" on Megaladon supposedly still roaming our oceans, but as we all know it died out when it ate the last of its principal food source: mermaids.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:39 PM

Tot they already found out it was the giant squid?


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:25 PM

I wouldn't doubt it...


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:51 PM

Kraken = I wish.. I'd make it mah pet! Then send everyone to Davy Jone's Locker!!


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:24 PM

The Kraken was around during the greek mythology time period and killed by Percius's hand, if I remember correctly.





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