Users Online Now:
GLP Poker Rooms
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.
[quote:Heretic™:MV8xNjY4OTAyXzI3NTc2NDc5XzdDQzdBNkJC] :moreuno: [/quote]
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 >>
Researcher Finds Link Between Bankers & Wikileaks Affiliates Murders
Google/Amazon To "Echo" Everything & Everyone In Your Home To NSA
Scientists Discover New Lenses That Can See Invisible Entities
DEVELOPING: ‘Solar Winds’ Spur Geomagnetic Storm That May Affect Power
Awakened Humanity Awaits Fully Scripted Ending As Controversial Election Day Nears
WIKILEAKS : Hillary Camp Discusses Blaming Vengeful "Benghazi Republicans" For Hillary Email Scandal
A WARNING TO THE VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES DO NOT VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON
$340 billion per year in US healthcare costs linked to chemicals found in plastic, detergents, cosmetics and toys
Election outcome scenarios reveal 95% chance of widespread post-election violence... streets of America to run red with blood
Leaked emails expose Coca-Cola's political strategy: a propaganda front against public health and soda taxes
No vaccine needed: Many children have become resistant to the effects of HIV through natural immunity
Over 1 million Americans to become uninsured as Obamacare collapse accelerates
Soylent food bars 'proudly made with GMOs' causing stomach problems, vomiting and diarrhea
Obamacare premiums skyrocket by double-digits as economically traumatized Americans scream ENOUGH!
They compromised the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HIS FULL SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS
Eric Braverman just asked for asylum from russia!!
Meet The Man Who Can Expose "The Real Hillary Clinton Scandal"
Leaked Email Reveals Sady Doyle, Other Liberal Bloggers Coordinated with Clinton Campaign on Sanders Hits
What The WikiLeaks Emails Reveal About Branding Hillary
WikiLeaks poisons Hillary’s relationship with left: After learning how Clinton feels about them, liberals vow to push back against her
WikiLeaks emails show Clinton and advisers calling liberal heroes “puritanical,” “pompous,” “naive” and “dumb”
Preparing for Post-Election Social Unrest
Fleet of Android Robots to Begin Policing the Streets by 2017
Exposed Viral Hoaxes Prove How Easy it is to Dupe the World with Disinfo
In an Oligarchy, Voting is a Tool to Manufacture the Illusion of Consent
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 0.008s (6 queries)