Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Sea Monsters?

Rarely seen frilled shark known as the living fossil sighted in Australia
The frilled shark was caught on a fishing trawler in waters near Lakes Entrance in the Gippsland region in southeastern Australia

Mystery of the real-life sea serpent
A huge fish is still baffling scientists centuries after it began terrifying sailors. The enigmatic oarfish could be the truth behind ancient tales of sea serpents capable of sinking ships. Growing up to 36ft (11m) long and swimming like a snake at the ocean’s surface, oarfish match historic descriptions of frightening monsters from the deep. The giant fish is still capable of sending witnesses fleeing for their lives and sightings in shallow water or incidents of oarfish beaching themselves seem to be increasing.

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