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An Ancient Swimming Lizard: Engineers Study Plesiosaur Mobility
2014-01-16 06:49:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just add water to two engineers and a dinosaur curator and what do you get? At the University of Alberta, you get the answer to how a giant ancient sea creature swam. The lure of engineering combined with dinosaurs is what attracted fourth-year Faculty of Engineering student Laurel Richards to the project. “I heard that Dr. Loewen had an interesting project and that it had to do with dinosaurs, and I was definitely interested,”...

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2011-08-12 05:32:35

According to a paper to be published on August 12, 2011, in Science magazine, researchers discovered that the fossilized remains of a large aquatic dinosaur reveal the creature gave birth to live young, rather than laying eggs. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County contains a 15.4 foot-long adult specimen of a Polycotylus latippinus, a large, carnivorous sea reptile known as a plesiosaur. This particular specimen shows a complete, developing embryonic skeleton within the skeleton...

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2009-10-28 05:50:00

British authorities reported that the fossilized skull of a giant sea monster has been discovered off England's Jurassic coast. The ruthless predator, called a pliosaur, once dominated the oceans 150 million years ago. The creature"Ëœs skull, which experts say could belong to one of the largest pliosaurs ever unearthed, had a skull almost 8 feet long and had an overall length of up to 52 feet. A local collector found the fossil, which has been bought by the Dorset County Council...

2008-03-25 12:00:24

Canadian scientists have identified one of North America's oldest and most complete plesiosaur fossils, and the oldest yet from the Cretaceous Period. University of Calgary paleontologists said the fossil, representing a new genus of the prehistoric aquatic predator, was uncovered in 1994 at a Syncrude Canada Ltd. mine near Fort McMurray in Alberta. Former UC graduate student Patrick Druckenmiller and biological sciences Professor Anthony Russell named the 8 1/2-foot-long plesiosaur...


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Plesiosaur, Turtle Lake Monster
2014-02-05 14:18:05

The Turtle Lake Monster is claimed to inhabit Turtle Lake in West Central Saskatchewan, Canada. Natives claim the monster may be a massive sturgeon and are nervous about the attention the monster may bring. An average of one encounter per year is reported. They date back to pre-settlement days when the Cree had a legend that people who entered the creature’s territory would not return. A couple of explanations to what the monster actually is, include it being a giant lake sturgeon or...

Drawing of a Sea serpent
2014-01-20 09:21:57

A sea serpent is creature that inhabit the oceans, lakes, and rivers, with sightings from almost every large body of water all over the world. Most sightings can be explained as misidentifications of real animals such as whales, oarfish, or sharks, like the frilled shark. Sea serpents have been reported for hundreds of years with sightings still being claimed today. Over 1,200 sightings have been identified by cryptozoologist Bruce Champagne. Other cryptozoologist have stated that sea...

Tahoe Tessie
2013-09-17 13:30:17

Tahoe Tessie is a creature that reportedly inhabits North America’s largest alpine lake, Lake Tahoe, which is located in two states, Nevada and California, and has depths up to 1,645 feet. Stories of the creature date back to the mid-1800s told by the Washoe and Paiute tribes. They claimed Tessie lives in an underwater tunnel beneath Cave Rock. Witnesses of the creature state varying descriptions. The length ranges from ten to eighty feet long. It has a large serpent-like body with a...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.