Tag Archive for sea serpent

Daedalus sea serpent may have been skimming whale

One of the most famous “sea serpent” cases, that of the sighting from the crew of HMS Daedalus in 1848, has long been cited as a mystery animal. Dr. Gary J. Galbreath, an evolutionary biologist, authored an article featured on the cover of the September/October 2015 issue of Skeptical Inquirer that makes an argument that…

Image of fabled sea serpent of Ireland retrieved

An image of Co Clare’s sea-serpent – Victorian Ireland’s equivalent of the Loch Ness monster – has resurfaced after 144 years. The artist’s impression of the bizarre ocean creature, allegedly spotted off the coast of the resort village of Kilkee, has been found lurking in the depths of a London archive. Source: Ireland’s Loch Ness…

A “real” monster is in the eye of the municipal council – Iceland worm exists

Ah, I smell tourism, don’t you? This reward is a small price to pay for Loch Ness-sized advertising. Truth Commission: Lake Monster Does Exist. Lagarfljótsormurinn, the giant serpent rumored to inhabit the lake Lagarfljót near Egilsstaðir in East Iceland truly exists, as announced on Saturday by the majority of a 13-person truth commission established in…

Oarfish carcass discovered near Catalina Island

And the finders are keepers. They are thrilled. 18-foot oarfish caught by Catalina marine science instructor. A marine science instructor has made what’s being called the discovery of a lifetime: She found an 18-foot-long oarfish Sunday in Toyon Bay on Catalina Island. While snorkeling, Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute discovered the obscure…

Long, silver fish beached in New Zealand

Not a typical find but quickly identified. Giant frostfish washes up at Rabbit Island | Stuff.co.nz. A long, silver, unpleasant-looking fish with sharp teeth which washed up at Rabbit Island was dubbed a monster fish by beach visitors. However, it was likely to be a frostfish, said Nelson-based University of Otago marine educator Richard de…

A dispute over Cadborosaurus: Scientists provide evidence that it is not a cryptid

A baby sea-serpent no more: reinterpreting Hagelund’s juvenile Cadborosaurus | Tetrapod Zoology, Scientific American Blog Network. Dr. Darren Naish reports on a paper published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration (Vol 25 No 3) entitled ‘A Baby Sea-Serpent No More: Reinterpreting Hagelund’s Juvenile “Cadborosaur” Report’. In the paper, Naish, along with M. A. Woodley and…