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Prehistoric SEA MONSTER washes up on beach: ‘It’s a unique creature’
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/ ^ | 5/7/18 | Charlotte Ikonen

Posted on 05/07/2018 11:58:14 AM PDT by BBell

The bizarre creature was discovered in Island Beach State Park, New Jersey on May 4.

Stephanie Hall discovered the body of the six-foot animal while she was returning from a run.

She’d encountered a seal on the way out and – wanting to give it a bit more room on the way back – she went further up the beach and found the fish.

“I saw this head of something scary in the sand just over a dune,” said Mrs Hall.

“I thought it was bizarre and cool looking so I took some pictures.

“Anyway I had no idea what it was and posted it to my town webpage hoping some fishermen could answer.

“They did and here we are now.”

They though the fish was a sturgeon, a species which has been around since the Triassic period, up to 245 million years ago.

The series can grow to approximately 14 feet long and can weigh up to 800 pounds.

Amazingly, they can live for up to 60 years.

Larry Hanja of The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said the likeliest candidates, the Atlantic and the shortnose sturgeon, were both endangered.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailystar.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: atlanticsturgeon; cryptobiology; fish; godsgravesglyphs; larryhanja; newjersey; prehistoric; seamonster; shortnosesturgeon; sturgeon
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Just a sturgeon Lance! Now go surf! sturgeons don't surf!.


1 posted on 05/07/2018 11:58:14 AM PDT by BBell
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Proof of Global Warming!.......................


2 posted on 05/07/2018 12:00:28 PM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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To: BBell

Best thing is the raised white sea-shell-like scales.


3 posted on 05/07/2018 12:00:47 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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4 posted on 05/07/2018 12:00:51 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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5 posted on 05/07/2018 12:00:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BBell

Where’s Sigmund?


6 posted on 05/07/2018 12:02:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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Like a STURGEON, ooh!

Like a STUR-UR-UR-GEE-ON!.................


7 posted on 05/07/2018 12:02:44 PM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Plated coelcanth.


8 posted on 05/07/2018 12:02:47 PM PDT by txhurl (World War Q)
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I was a Marine...........and I took Biology in college..............


9 posted on 05/07/2018 12:03:25 PM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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To: BBell

As a kid, I once caught a sturgeon in Lake Ontario with my bare hands.

It had found its way into a very tight channel between some large rocks.


10 posted on 05/07/2018 12:03:35 PM PDT by PGR88
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Here he is. Sigmund the sea monster and Johnny and Scott are friends.


11 posted on 05/07/2018 12:04:23 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Vox populi, vox dei)
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To: txhurl

Looks like a transition to an alligator.


12 posted on 05/07/2018 12:05:49 PM PDT by arrogantsob (See "Chaos and Mayhem" at Amazon.com)
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To: BBell

Looks like a member of the band KISS.


13 posted on 05/07/2018 12:08:35 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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Wow, it looks like it’s wearing armor.


14 posted on 05/07/2018 12:09:13 PM PDT by GnuThere
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What a retarded UK-esque headline. Sturgeon are all over the place. I hate this kind of media that trolls to the sons of Obama and TV watching folks.


15 posted on 05/07/2018 12:09:21 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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Like a Sturgeon,
Hooked for the very first time.
Like a Sturgeon
When your lure beeps
Next to mine.


16 posted on 05/07/2018 12:10:20 PM PDT by lee martell
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17 posted on 05/07/2018 12:12:13 PM PDT by Yaelle
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White Sturgeon. Caviar anyone?


18 posted on 05/07/2018 12:13:10 PM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Classic kids show from the Craft family. I loved that show, and the other space-based one with Bob Denver when I watched the reruns after school as a kid in the early 70s. They were soooo weird. Do you remember the Bananna Splits? I loved the music and have been a rock n roller ever since.


19 posted on 05/07/2018 12:13:43 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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20 posted on 05/07/2018 12:14:11 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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