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2008-02-27 00:05:00

Scientists from the University of Oslo announced their discovery of a fossilized, 150 million-year-old "sea monster" on Spitspergen, in the Arctic island chain of Svalbard. The 50 ft. sea reptile, nicknamed "The Monster", is the biggest on record, and is one of 40  such fossils discovered on the island.  A prior field expedition in the area revealed remains of another large pliosaur that is thought to be among the same species as "The Monster".   Dr. Jorn Hurum, the...

2007-12-04 12:27:11

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Remains of a bus-sized prehistoric "monster" reptile found on a remote Arctic island may be a new species never before recorded by science, researchers said Tuesday. Initial excavation of a site on the Svalbard islands in August yielded the remains, teeth, skull fragments and vertebrae of a reptile estimated to measure nearly 40 feet long, said Joern Harald Hurum of the University of Oslo. "It seems the monster is a new species," he told The Associated Press. The reptile...

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2006-12-11 18:55:00

WASHINGTON - The bones of a baby plesiosaur have been recovered from an Antarctic island, scientists reported Monday. In life, 70 million years ago, the five-foot-long animal would have resembled Nessie, the long-necked creature reported to inhabit Scotland's Loch Ness. The new fossil skeleton is one of the most complete of its type ever found, researchers said. It will go on display Wednesday at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Museum of Geology. Plesiosaurs lived for...

2006-11-07 08:31:15

LEWISTOWN, Mont. (AP) - A retired pastor and his son unearthed the skull and lower jaw of a sea reptile believed to be about 70 million years old, Montana State University said. The find northeast of here represents the first complete skull of a long-necked plesiosaur discovered in Montana, and one of the best specimens of its kind in North America, MSU researchers said. "It's a very important specimen," MSU paleontologist Jack Horner said. "We have been looking for it for a long, long...

2006-07-25 23:55:00

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists have identified two new species of ancient marine reptile, similar to the mythical Loch Ness monster, that swam in an Australian outback sea 115 million years ago. The reptiles, named Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes, belonged to the Plesiosaurs group which included a "killer whale" type predator of the Jurassic period, palaeontologist Benjamin Kear from the University of Adelaide said on Wednesday. Kear, whose team studied 30 opalised fossils mainly...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'