Users Online Now:
GLP Poker Rooms
GiveMeGossip.com - Gossip Forum
Donate To GLP
Back to Forum
Back to Thread
REPLY TO THREAD
Giant Kraken Lair Discovered
Ms Sans Serif
In accordance with industry accepted best practices we ask that users limit their copy / paste of copyrighted material to the relevant portions of the article you wish to discuss and no more than 50% of the source material, provide a link back to the original article and provide your original comments / criticism in your post with the article.
Long before whales, the oceans of Earth were roamed by a very different kind of air-breathing leviathan. Snaggle-toothed ichthyosaurs larger than school buses swam at the top of the Triassic Period ocean food chain, or so it seemed before Mount Holyoke College paleontologist Mark McMenamin took a look at some of their remains in Nevada. Now he thinks there was an even larger and more cunning sea monster that preyed on ichthyosaurs: a kraken of such mythological proportions it would have sent Captain Nemo running for dry land. McMenamin will be presenting the results of his work on Monday, 10 October at the Annual Meeting of The Geological Society of America in Minneapolis.
The evidence is at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada, where McMenamin and his daughter spent a few days this summer. It's a site where the remains of nine 45-foot (14-meter) ichthyosaurs, of the species Shonisaurus popularis can be found. These were the Triassic's counterpart to today's predatory giant squid-eating sperm whales. But the fossils at the Nevada site have a long history of perplexing researchers, including the world's expert on the site: the late Charles Lewis Camp of U.C. Berkeley.
"Charles Camp puzzled over these fossils in the 1950s," said McMenamin. "In his papers he keeps referring to how peculiar this site is. We agree, it is peculiar."
Camp's interpretation was that the fossils probably represented death by an accidental stranding or from a toxic plankton bloom. But no one had ever been able to prove that the beasts died in shallow water. In fact more recent work on the rocks around the fossils suggest it was a deep water environment, which makes neatly arranged carcasses even more mysterious.
This question -- shallow or deep ocean death -- is what attracted McMenamin to the site.
Full Article: [
link to www.physorg.com
Pictures (click to insert)
Big Round Smilies
Aliens and Space
Friendship & Love
Misc Small Smilies
View All Categories
Next Page >>
Discovery of massive black hole upends assumptions on galaxy formation
Statue of Liberty was supposed to be Muslim peasant, Smithsonian says
Obama Issues SHOCKING Threat to States Blocking Muslim Refugees
Scientists invent Nanotechnology that Connects your Brain to your Computer
65% Of Americans No Longer Trust The Mainstream Media
Muslim invaders spreading HIV across Europe at an alarming rate
John Kerry Admits They’re Making “Order Out of Chaos” to Create “World Order”
People Can Pay Their Parking Fines With Cans of Food for the Hungry
RFID chips are Patriotic
Why The Obamacare Exchanges Are Failing
Retail stocks are in the red, except ,,,,
Amazon now plastering Nazi symbolism across NYC while banning books that question the government
Booming Meteor Seen and Heard over Alaska
Freemason membership records spanning 190 years go online
New Report Reveals ‘Thousands’ of ISIS fighters now inside U.S. cities
Media equating Syrian refugees with Pilgrims
Ohio Senator: White Men With Guns Also Terrorists, Greater Threat Than ISIS
Obama administration tells states they can’t refuse Syrian refugees
Agriculture Dept. orders food stamps for refugees
7,900 ISIS jihadists now inside Germany
New Madrid County shaken by 12 earthquakes in less than 24 hours
5 mysterious Unidentified Radio Signals Picked Up By Astronomers
An App That Lets You See Invisible Wireless Signals Around You
Li-Fi An Alternative Wireless Technology To Wi-Fi Is 100 Times Faster
CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Recreates First Moments Of Universe
This Flag Represents The Principle, "Fight For What You Believe In."
This Is The Rebel Flag, "You're Either Free Or You're Not."
Disclaimer / Copyright Info
with questions or comments about this site.
"Godlike Productions" & "GLP" are registered trademarks of Zero Point Ltd. Godlike™
Website Design Copyright © 1999 - 2015 Godlikeproductions.com
Page generated in 0.005s (4 queries)