Tuesday 16 December 2014

Sea Troll and Kraken in the news

Satellite image of 'sea troll' haunting New Zealand bay debunked by science
The big wake seen swirling through one of New Zealand's picturesque bays on Google Earth called to mind a mysterious sea creature for one impressionable local — and soon the internet rumour mill buzzed with details of the "unexplained" satellite find. Pita Witehira, of Hamilton, spotted the image on Google about a week ago while researching a holiday home location at Oke Bay, in the Bay of Islands. 

For centuries people have spun tales of sea monsters with giant tentacles that drag people to their doom. Is there any truth to the stories?
by Melissa Hogenboom
For centuries, fishermen from Norway and Greenland have told tales of a terrifying sea monster: the kraken. Supposedly, this vast creature has giant tentacles that can pluck you from your boat and drag you to the depths of the ocean. You can't see it coming, because it lurks deep beneath you in the dark water. But if you suddenly find yourself catching a great many fish, you should flee: the kraken might be beneath you, scaring the fish towards the surface.

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