''T. Rex of the Ocean'' Found in Arctic

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''T. Rex of the Ocean'' Found in Arctic

Post by tabooXchanz on Sun 02 Mar 2008, 3:05 am


February 27, 2008—Dubbed the "the Monster," this newly
identified fossil predator is one of the largest marine reptiles ever
found, scientists announced today.

The 50-foot-long (15-meter-long) "sea monster" was excavated last summer on Norway's Arctic island of Spitsbergen.

The Monster likely represents the biggest species of pliosaur known to
science, said Jørn Hurum, of the Natural History Museum in Oslo,
Norway, who led the dig team—and who called the reptile "the T. rex of the ocean."

Pliosaurs were the top marine predators during the Jurassic period (200 to 145 million years ago), but their fossils are rarely found.

The Monster is portrayed here leaping after a pterosaur, but the creature's main prey was likely other large sea reptiles.


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Post by Sykotiq on Sun 02 Mar 2008, 1:56 pm

Well I guess we've found the loch ness monster
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Post by tabooXchanz on Sun 02 Mar 2008, 2:00 pm

Laughing no thats not nessie, nessie would have been a pleseosaur(sp) also nessie only dwells in lakes and stuff like that not the sea
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Post by GEOvanne on Mon 03 Mar 2008, 8:24 pm

yeah, thats not nessie, it looked like a mesosaur at first. but it is related to nessie, but its bigger than nessie
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Post by tabooXchanz on Mon 17 Mar 2008, 1:58 pm

is it really related to nessi?, i mean nessi dwelled in lakes and stuff not the sea, but they do have similar features in some aspects
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Post by GEOvanne on Sat 22 Mar 2008, 12:26 pm

well, plesiosaur lived in oceans too
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Post by tabooXchanz on Mon 24 Mar 2008, 3:59 am

really?? hmm...i have to look that up I cudda swore on nat.geo they said it didnt dwell in oceans
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