ANOTHER NEW FIND AWESOME
This is a drawing of the Umoonasaurus. They are suppose to have lived some 115 million years ago.
They belonged to a group of animals called plesiosaurs, long-necked marine reptiles. Both creatures lived in a freezing polar sea that covered what is now Australia.
The Umoonasaurus is being compared to the"killer whale equivalent of the Jurassic" period. It is of relatively small size, less than 8 feet long with three crest-like ridges on its skull.
The Opallionectes was much larger, about 19 feet long with masses of fine, needle-like teeth for trapping small fish and squid.
The Australian scientists identified these two new species of ancient marine reptiles, as similar to the mythical Loch Ness monster.
Oh joy, oh joy, for a believer like me who has always believed that such things as the 'Loch Ness monster', and aliens could possible exist, I love to hear them describe this new find, as similar to the mythical Loch Ness monster. I wonder how 'mythical' the Loch Ness really is?
In the past scientist have focused more on land creatures like the dinosaurs, finally they are exploring the seas and have recently discovered several new finds which I post on when I am lucky enough to run across one.
Previous post on discoveries:
source of information: Yahoo News. Article: By MICHAEL CASEY, AP Environmental Writer