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Sea Monster' Carcass Found On New Zealand Beach [VIDEO]
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1790/20130507/sea-monster-carcass-found-new-zealand-beach-vi | May 7, 2013 | James A Foley

Posted on 06/07/2013 3:02:12 AM PDT by lbryce

Beachgoers in New Zealand got a grim look at a toothy, emaciated carcass that washed ashore recently, prompting speculation that the rotting remains belonged to some sort of mysterious sea monster or pre-historic creature.

Beachgoers in New Zealand got a grim look at a toothy, emaciated carcass that washed ashore recently, prompting speculation that the rotting remains belonged to some sort of mysterious sea monster or pre-historic creature.

The creature was found by a group driving along the beach in four-wheeled vehicles along the Bay of Plenty near Pukehina, about 250 km (155 miles) southeast of the capital Auckland, Discovery News reported.

A YouTube video posted April 28 reports that the creature was found on the beach the week before. The YouTube user, Elizabeth Ann, wrote,

"This strange marine creature washed up dead on Pukehina Beach in the Bay of Plenty last week after some violent storms. Can anyone identify what it is? It is has a huge head and teeth with rudimentary flippers. It seems about 9M in length but the lower part of the body is probably mainly entrails from an attack."

After marine biologist Anton van Helden inspected the 9 meter ( 30-foot ) creature, he deflated the local's speculation that the carcass was from pre-history, local New Zealand news site Sun Live reported.

Based on an examination of the creature's flippers, van Helden determined the carcass belonged to an orca.

Killer whales, also referred to as orca, are common in the Bay of Plenty.

Discovery News reports that New Zealand, along with Canada, Florida and Newfoundland, are among the most common places in the world for such "sea monsters" to wash up.

Often the washed-up creatures are so badly decomposed that they bear no resemblance to any known animals, often prompting many people to think they have spotted a sea monster or some sort of dinosaur.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Canada; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; carcass; cryptobiology; cryptozoology; florida; newfoundland; newzealand; prehistoric; seamonster; sourcetitlenoturl; vanity
The article provides an extended video that reviews the creature for more than two and a half minutes.

Based on an examination of the creature's flippers, van Helden determined the carcass belonged to an orca. It's rather obvious that it's not an orca despite what the marine biologist, who it seems received his degree via the "Online Marine Biology School for the Blind".

His explanation as to why it looks so much different, creepier, than your every day average Orca put the local beachgoers at ease as it makes complete and utter as to sense why an Orca would not look like an Orca at all but look like some prehistoric undersea predator, again a tribute to having learned about Marine Biology from the "Online Online Marine Biology School for the Blind". His common sense matter of of fact explanation: Often the washed-up creatures are so badly decomposed that they bear no resemblance to any known animals, often prompting many people to think they have spotted a sea monster or some sort of dinosaur.

Whatever you say, marine biologist. I would keep your seeing eye-dog away from the prehistoric undersea predator's jaws, if I were you.

1 posted on 06/07/2013 3:02:12 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: SunkenCiv

PING


2 posted on 06/07/2013 3:03:08 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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Link:

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1790/20130507/sea-monster-carcass-found-new-zealand-beach-video.htm


3 posted on 06/07/2013 3:05:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: lbryce

southeast of the capital Auckland, Discovery News reported.
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a little research and they would have discovered that the capital is WELLINGTON and not Auckland...


4 posted on 06/07/2013 3:08:50 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: carriage_hill
Thanks for posting the link. I noticed how the link was not working and went to get the url but you beat me to it. Thanks very much.

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1790/20130507/sea-monster-carcass-found-new-zealand-beach-video.htm

5 posted on 06/07/2013 3:10:48 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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To: carriage_hill

My link is wrong. Goes to a different story. Please use the one ‘carriage hill’ was extraordinarily considerate to post. Thank you very much


6 posted on 06/07/2013 3:14:35 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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7 posted on 06/07/2013 3:16:34 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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:)


8 posted on 06/07/2013 3:18:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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Looks like an Orca to me...and very badly decomposed orca.


9 posted on 06/07/2013 3:22:31 AM PDT by NELSON111
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Could be.


10 posted on 06/07/2013 3:24:07 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheimer at Trinity NM)
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"it seems received his degree via the "Online Marine Biology School for the Blind""

George Costanza?
11 posted on 06/07/2013 3:27:39 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: NELSON111
Looks like an Orca to me...and very badly decomposed orca.

HAS ANYONE SEEN HILLARY CLINTON LATELY??

12 posted on 06/07/2013 3:34:19 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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Cecil and Beanie photo: beanie ands cecil they rule! 3_Beanyland.jpg (AP) Tragedy Strikes Beanyland. Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent, Dead.
13 posted on 06/07/2013 3:58:38 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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14 posted on 06/07/2013 4:03:58 AM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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“Looks like an Orca to me...and very badly decomposed Orca.”

They were mt firs thoughts too - teeth look very similar to an Orca/Killer Whale.


15 posted on 06/07/2013 4:09:37 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Vaquero

Hmmmmmm, how did it smell?? (I know: “It couldn’t smell anything. Its dead!” yuck yuck yuck)


16 posted on 06/07/2013 4:59:12 AM PDT by Lockbar (The guy that fires the last bullet gets to write the history books,)
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To: melsec

I agree. In the photo in post 7, the teeth, and the general shape of the jaws and flippers, look to me like those of an orca. But then, I have only looked at that photo. Perhaps if I had watched a two and a half minute video, I would know more than a marine biologist who was actually there.


17 posted on 06/07/2013 5:02:09 AM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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Bloated, ugly with a big mouth. Are they sure it isn’t just Rosie vacationing at the New Zealand beaches?


18 posted on 06/07/2013 5:24:26 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: lbryce

What points to it not being an orca?

My observation is that it is old and missing lots of teeth.


19 posted on 06/07/2013 5:42:38 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Lerner must be tried and executed..... crime against the Republic)
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20 posted on 06/07/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: melsec
Orca Jaw.


21 posted on 06/07/2013 10:28:26 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: lbryce
It's rather obvious that it's not an orca

Sure looks like the JAW of an ORCA.


22 posted on 06/07/2013 10:33:11 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: tumblindice
what the heck?? :^)

23 posted on 06/07/2013 10:37:07 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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