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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009, 10:15:19 am »

OMG thats wicked looking hunny  Afro
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 09:38:52 am »

Hmmm Worm chops anyone?

Get the free range worm that has been feasting on reefy kelpy goodness. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 09:15:15 am »

talking teeth machine, how about this guy................
Barry the giant sea worm discovered by aquarium staff after mysterious attacks on coral reef

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Aquarium staff have unearthed a 'giant sea' worm that was attacking coral reef and prize fish.

The 4ft long monster, named Barry, had launched a sustained attack on the reef in a display tank at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium over recent months.
Workers at the Cornwall-based attraction had been left scratching their heads as to why the coral had been left devastated and - in some cases - cut in half.
                                     
 After staking out the display for several weeks, the last resort was to completely dismantle it, rock by rock.  Halfway through the process the predator was revealed as a four-foot polychaete worm.Staff eventually lured it out with fish scraps, but not before it bit through 20lb fishing line.

The tropical worm is capable of inflicting permanent numbness on humans with its sting.
Matt Slater, the aquarium's curator, said: 'Something was guzzling our reef but we had no idea what, we also found an injured Tang Fish so we laid traps but they got ripped apart in the night.

'That worm must have obliterated the traps. The bait was full of hooks which he must have just digested.'
                                   

He added: 'It really does look like something out of a horror movie. It's over four feet long with these bizarre-looking jaws.

'We also discovered that he is covered with thousands of bristles which are capable of inflicting a sting resulting in permanent numbness.'
Mr Slater said Barry, who has now been relocated to his own tank, probably arrived as a juvenile in a delivery of living rock from another aquarium.


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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 08:54:12 am »

I think ol Nessie was the herbivorous version of this teeth machine.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 06:36:00 am »



A 33-foot-long (10-meter-long) marine reptile dubbed the Monster leaps from the water to snare a smaller reptile known as a plesiosaur in this artist's interpretation.

The Monster is a member of a group of dino-era sea creatures called pliosaurs. Its fossil was among 28 specimens of predatory sea reptiles recently found on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen in Norway's Svalbard archipelago. The 150-million-year-old graveyard was unearthed by a team from the University of Oslo's Natural History Museum, along with a paleontologist from Montana State University in Bozeman.

The remains of the Monster may represent the largest complete pliosaur ever found. So far the team has uncovered a skull measuring 6.9 feet (2.1 meters) in length, dinner plate-size neck vertebrae, and portions of the lower jaw with huge teeth that the scientists say are as thick as cucumbers.



Cliffs rise along the Inner Isfjorden, the second longest fjord in the Svalbard archipelago. The Norwegian islands lie about 600 miles (966 kilometers) from the North Pole.

Experts say the recent discovery of a huge "sea monster" graveyard ranks the Arctic islandalready noted for its large polar bear populationas one of the best marine reptile fossil sites in the world.



An outline of small rocks traces the final resting place of the fossil known as the Monster on the island of Spitsbergen. The labels show where different parts of the massive pliosaur have been revealed in the shale.

Pliosaurs were the top marine predators of the Jurassic (200 million to 145 million years ago), a time when the oceans were teeming with large, meat-eating reptiles, says Jxrn Hurum of the Natural History Museum in Oslo.

It was the T. rex of the ocean, Hurum added. It would have eaten everything. And the reptile's powerful jaws, scientists say, would have been capable of lifting a car and biting it in half.



The skull of an ichthyosaur, a marine reptile that resembles a dolphin, is prepared for study after it was found in the Arctic island chain of Svalbard.

Ichthyosaurs, likely once a common prey for larger sea beasts such as pliosaurs, used an upright tail fin to propel themselves through the water. Most ichthyosaurs averaged 13 to 20 feet (4 to 6 meters) in length, but some reached 75 feet (23 meters).



The Monster hunts a pair of ichthyosaurs in this artist's interpretation.

The bed of fossils where the large pliosaur has been discovered also yielded six ichthyosaurs, including specimens that may be species new to science.

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 01:20:33 pm »

Hello

Where I live we have a great lake monster the Ogopogo.  Many over the year's have seen it.  The native's here think it sacred and it should be let be, but every year a group seems to go in search of it. 

Sadly somethings man should really just let be.

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« on: July 25, 2009, 04:37:34 am »

Two-third of the Earth's surface is covered with water. The huge water space is still hiding numerous mysteries from people - we know about ocean a lot less than we do about space. Sea animals strike imagination with their size and power. A 15-meter squid was found on Canadian shores in April of the current year. A trailer took the giant animal to a research center. Scientists measured its tentacles and concluded that it was an absolutely new, previously unknown squid specimen
Scientists spend millions of dollars to catch or at least to photograph giant deepwater animals. However, expensive expeditions have not brought any results yet. No scientist has seen a giant squid in the ocean. However, fishermen see huge living monsters sometimes. As a rule, their stories are perceived as tales, no one believes drunk fishermen's stories in bars.

A Canadian newspaper published a very interesting story in 1955 as told by a group of fishermen. They said that their ship had come across something strange in the sea. At first they could not understand, whether it was a dead whale or a giant jellyfish. When the ship approached the strange animal, one of the fishermen leant over the board trying to hook the animal up. As soon as the steel hook went into the jelly-like body, a huge tentacle sprang out of it. The fisherman fell down on the deck: his face turned white, he was shaking with convulsions. The fisherman had to stay in bed until the boat arrived at port. The story happened not very far from the location, where the dead body of a giant squid was found on the shore.

Modern science knows practically nothing about giant sea monsters. It is known that they live at the depth of almost 2,000 meters. There is a unique exhibit in an American museum - a squid's eye the size of a soccer ball. Fishermen found the huge eye in the stomach of a sperm-whale. Sperm-whales like eating squids most of all. Usually, they hunt for small animals weighing  four or six-kilos, swallowing a dozen of them at once. If a sperm-whale comes across a giant squid, the two titanic animals fight brutally. Scientists believe, sperm-whale usually wins the battle and eats the defeated rival.

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