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Colossal 'sea monster' unearthed
bbc ^ | 27 October 2009 | Rebecca Morelle

Posted on 10/26/2009 11:28:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono

The fossilised skull of a colossal "sea monster" has been unearthed along the UK's Jurassic Coast. The ferocious predator, which is called a pliosaur, terrorised the oceans 150 million years ago. The skull is 2.4m long, and experts say it could belong to one of the largest pliosaurs ever found: measuring up 16m in length.

The fossil, which was found by a local collector, has been purchased by Dorset County Council. It was bought with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and it will now be scientifically analysed, prepared and then put on public display at Dorset County Museum. Palaeontologist Richard Forrest told the BBC:

"I had heard rumours that something big was turning up. But seeing this thing in the flesh, so to speak, is just jaw dropping. It is simply enormous."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: creation; cryptobiology; evolution; fossil; godsgravesglyphs; jpb; jurassic; palaeontology; pliosaur; seamonster

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1 posted on 10/26/2009 11:28:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono; SunkenCiv

Do they expect to find the whole skeleton?


2 posted on 10/26/2009 11:29:40 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com .... I am a rogue nobody. One of millions.)
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3 posted on 10/26/2009 11:29:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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4 posted on 10/26/2009 11:35:19 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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5 posted on 10/26/2009 11:37:07 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Westlander

Whew. I was afraid someone was going to post her in her bikini. I’m not sure I could survive that.


6 posted on 10/26/2009 11:38:34 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: GeronL

“Dr Edmonds believes that the rest of the giant may still be entombed in the rock, but it could take decades for it to emerge.”


7 posted on 10/26/2009 11:38:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

It could have taken a human in one gulp


8 posted on 10/26/2009 11:40:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: OldDeckHand

52 feet (16 m)

9 posted on 10/26/2009 11:51:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

We need some of those in the Potomac!


10 posted on 10/27/2009 12:14:56 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

This is a nice find.


11 posted on 10/27/2009 3:52:57 AM PDT by hwj_chim
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To: JoeProBono

whoa. decades. Life’s work for some archaeologist?


12 posted on 10/27/2009 6:13:32 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com .... I am a rogue nobody. One of millions.)
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To: JoeProBono
Is this real or photoshopped?
13 posted on 10/27/2009 6:17:46 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: GeronL

Don’t become an archeologist. You’ll just spend your life brushing the teeth of old monsters.


14 posted on 10/27/2009 10:24:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all the while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


15 posted on 10/27/2009 10:29:24 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com .... I am a rogue nobody. One of millions.)
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To: JoeProBono

You know, that thing bears a striking resemblance to a penguin......


16 posted on 10/27/2009 10:33:19 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Who's your Long Legged MacDaddy?)
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To: GeronL

They expect to find one alive and living in Loch Ness


17 posted on 10/27/2009 10:38:28 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Quotes of the century: 2001 "Lets Roll"..... 2009 "You Lie")
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To: GeronL; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

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Thanks GeronL. Think this should have been pinged instead, and the pictures are better, so I'm pinging this one too. :')

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18 posted on 10/27/2009 4:40:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I think it looks more like a bottle nosed dolphin.


19 posted on 10/27/2009 6:03:55 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: Westlander

They said sea monster, not sea hag...


20 posted on 10/27/2009 6:07:10 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Bullsh*t)
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To: JoeProBono

You’re gonna need a bigger boat.


21 posted on 10/28/2009 7:49:17 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Zartan for President 2012)
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22 posted on 10/28/2009 7:51:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Candygram!


23 posted on 10/28/2009 7:54:44 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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