A beautiful juvenile Queen Conch, photographed by its rescuer, my dear friend Margaret O’Brien.
A beautiful juvenile Queen Conch, photographed by its rescuer, my dear friend Margaret O’Brien.
Wow!!! An actual megamouth shark!
Here via my dear friend Dr. Karl Shuker, so we know this is the real deal!
This is an incredibly fortunate event… Talk about luck… it was under debate whether they were extinct or not.
Yay for NOT!
Rare Sea Angel Spotted Off Russian Coast
Feb 17, 2020
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Stunning footage has emerged of an alien-like creature swimming under the ice off the coast of Russia. The relaxing video was captured by scientist and diver Alexander Semenov, 34, during a White Sea expedition in 2018. It shows what is known as a sea angel gracefully gliding around the dark ocean, as the ice glows dimly under the sun above. Alexander said: “The Clione limacina, or Sea angel, is an incredible pteropod mollusc which lives in the water column.
Sea angels are gelatinous, mostly transparent, and very small, with the largest species (Clione limacina) reaching 5 cm. C. limacina is a polar species; those found in warmer waters are far smaller. Some species of sea angels feed exclusively on sea butterflies; the angels have terminal mouths with the radula common to mollusks, and tentacles to grasp their prey, sometimes with suckers similar to cephalopods. By rowing their “wings” back and forth at 1–3 Hz, the sea angels swim at speeds up to 100 mm/s (0.22 mph). This is about twice as fast as their prey, the sea butterfly. It is not yet clear whether the sea angel uses its swimming appendages as ‘rowing paddles’ or as ‘wings’.
— My source
A beautiful, graceful animal.
True Facts – True Facts About The Octopus
Octopi and the rest of the cephalopods are profoundly fascinating creatures who’s intelligence is legend and who’s shapeshifting and camouflage abilities put our Odo to shame. The makeup, including their unique gene structure — have compelled many learned scholars and researchers to conclude that they did not originate on this earth
Which is the coolest thing out there, as far as I’m concerned.
New species of walking shark found in Indonesia
UQ Faculty of Medicine
Jan 20, 2020
Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea.
Oh, I do so love when new species are found!
Especially if they are as wicked cool as these!
Note to the video maker… should we not be seeing two more sharks within? Just sayin.’
From my source:
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posted on Jan, 24 2020 @ 05:00 AM
The researchers used tissue samples taken from live sharks to determine that DNA linked the new shark species to the Hemiscyllium genus, according to Science Alert.
DNA testing also revealed that the walking sharks are the youngest type of shark on Earth, VICE reported.
“With our molecular clock, we’ve been able to show that this group really only branched off from their nearest ancestor about nine million years ago and they’ve been actively radiating ever since,” Erdmann told VICE. “Obviously in human terms, that still seems like a long time ago, but for sharks, and for speciation in general, that’s actually very recent.”
“Data suggests the new species evolved after the sharks moved away from their original population, became genetically isolated in new areas and developed into new species,” she said.
“They may have moved by swimming or walking on their fins, but it’s also possible they ‘hitched’ a ride on reefs moving westward across the top of New Guinea, about two million years ago.”
Youngest on Earth? Is the walking Shark a step in evolution before life came to land? It definitely makes me wonder……..? What says ATS?
I love the drippings!
Nature on PBS
Sep 23, 2019
Watch the brilliant color changes of a sleeping octopus.
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The idea that humans and mollusks could have any kind of relationship is remarkable when considering the distance between the species. Yet watch the playful relationship between a teenager, Laurel, and her pet octopus, Heidi.
Navy Pilot sees “dark mass” take torpedo……
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Navy Pilot David Fravor claimed on Oct. 5th that a mystery “dark mass” emerged from the ocean and swallowed a torpedo whole. He also claims another Navy Pilot had something like this happen off the coast of Puerto Rico in the 1990’s.
He described what happened:
As they hoist the BQM [torpedo] up, he’s looking at this thing going, ‘What the hell is that?’ And then it just goes back down underwater. “Once they pull the kid and the BQM out of the water, this object descends back into the depths.” While the other pilot thought the incident was strange, indicating some skepticism, the same thing happened a few months later, Fravor claimed. “He’s out picking up a torpedo, they hook the diver up on the winch, and as they’re lowering him down, he sees this big mass,” Fravor said. “He goes, ‘It’s not a submarine,’ he’s seen submarines before, once you’ve seen a submarine you can’t confuse it with something else.” “This big object, kind of circular, is coming up from the depths and he starts screaming through the intercom system to tell them to pull the diver up, and the diver’s only a few feet from the water,” he added. “They reverse the winch and the diver’s thinking: ‘What the hell is going on?’ And all of a sudden he said the torpedo just got sucked down underwater, and the object just descended back down into the depths.”
Fravor said the torpedo was never recovered and was adamant the torpedo didn’t sink and was “sucked down.”
Fravor had an encounter with a ufo while with the USS Nimitz in 2004, and he described the object he saw as “something not from this world.”
Fravor said the object was flying around a patch of white water in the ocean below. “A white Tic Tac, about the same size as a Hornet, 40 feet long with no wings,” Fravor described. “Just hanging close to the water.” “As I get closer, as my nose is starting to pull back up, it accelerates and it’s gone,” he said. “Faster than I’d ever seen anything in my life. We turn around, say let’s go see what’s in the water and there’s nothing. Just blue water.” “I don’t think I was a nut-job as an officer in the Navy. I wasn’t drunk, I don’t do drugs. I got a good night’s rest, it was a clear day,” he said. “I think someone should have looked into it. Having talked to some of the other folks, it’s a big frustration that it’s coming out now and wasn’t discussed back in 2004.” While Fravor is often ridiculed for his theories, the U.S. Navy recently admitted that a series of UFO videos are real.
Fravor talks about this encounter at the 54:38 mark of the video:
Joe Rogan Experience #1361 – Cmdr. David Fravor & Jeremy Corbell
Oct 5, 2019
Commander David Fravor is a retired US Navy pilot, who has a close encounter in 2004 with the so-called Tic Tac UFO, and Jeremy Corbell is a contemporary artist and documentary filmmaker.
Note: on the last episode of the great show called “Contact” on Discovery and the Science Channel they talked about USOs, and it was presented in the last episode that the Navy actually has underwater listening posts stationed around the world to monitor for USOs.
Holy Cow! I would give anything to see this. I have felt for a long time after reading decades of sighting reports that there is some sort of lifeform of a highly advanced nature that is extant in the depths of our oceans. After all that data input it is pretty difficult to deny.
It is one of the most fascinating mysteries that I have encountered. May we someday see video and more information.
I say, nearly every time they go down they find something new. I love that so much.
Katy Elizabeth – ‘Champ Search’ Field Researcher – Arcane Radio
Oct 12, 2019
I welcome ‘Champ Search’ field researcher Katy Elizabeth to Arcane Radio. Katy is a world-leading authority on the Lake Champlain Monster. Katy has been studying the existence of Champ since a child and made her life long dream into reality when she had her own sighting and experiences of this elusive creature. It prompted her to start her own group called “Champ Search.” The group’s goal is to study, investigate, prove the existence and most importantly protect the unique animals that inhabit New York and Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain. Katy has been featured on The History Channel and the Discovery Channel and is the author of the book Water Horse Of Lake Champlain II. She is currently writing the next edition. Her website can be found at officialchampsearch.webs.com
This is an excellent show and you’ll learn a lot about the Champ animal and the environment in which it lives.
A Drawing from Captain Marvin McCamis’ description of an unidentified animal he reported seeing from inside the “Alvin” Mini-Submarine in the Atlantic Ocean. The sighting was reported to have occurred while he was inspecting submarine cables on July 20, 1965.
Wow! Look at that!
Now … what does that critter look like to you, eh? Yeah! A plesiosaur!
And it’s twice the length of the sub!
Too cool. Way too cool.
Here are Karl’s thoughts…
Karl Shuker Here’s what I wrote about it in my 2016 book Still In Search Of Prehistoric Survivors:
“Yet another very valuable sighting of a long-neck seen in full while underwater took place in or around July 1965 (not 1969, as erroneously stated in some publications and websites). This was when the U.S. research submarine Alvin, captained by Bill Rainnie and piloted by Marvin McCamis, was submerged at a depth of almost 1 mile in the Tongue of the Ocean off the Bahamas, surveying the underwater listening array Artemis. Suddenly, they spied an extraordinary creature, which possessed a long neck, a somewhat snake-like head, and two sets of flippers that propelled its thick body. Before the submarine’s cameras could be activated, however, the creature swiftly ascended, swam away, and was not seen by them again. Nevertheless, in this particular case the sighting was duly entered into the craft’s log, and both men not only were experienced submarine observers, with hundreds of dives to their credit, but also went on to receive a number of commendations for expertise and bravery in their field, thus cementing their status as persons whose word could be trusted as being reliable and credible.
Moreover, American cryptozoologist Scott Mardis corresponded with McCamis regarding this remarkable sighting (which is how its correct year was confirmed) prior to McCamis’s death in 2004, and sent him a number of illustrations, including plesiosaur reconstructions. In reply, McCamis stated that these resembled the mystery beast that he and Rainnie had seen on that eventful occasion back in 1965. Having observed this creature in its entirety underwater (as opposed to a mere head-and-neck surface sighting), and as their description of its morphology is undeniably very reminiscent of a plesiosaur, their report remains one of the most compelling ones in favour of the reality of a marine cryptid potentially allied to such creatures.”
Also in the comments, Scott Mardis posted this graphic:
This, folks, is an exceptionally exciting image.
It was captured by my friend, full-time cryptozoologist Katy Elizabeth, on the sonar unit in her research vessel “Kelpie.”
That shape is undeniably suggestive of an aquatic animal. It’s rather sizeable, as well. It is, after all is said and done, a mighty fine shape to these old eyes.
I am sure there will be more of these. It is terribly unfortunate for our collective, vision-based minds that the waters of Lake Champlain are murky with dense plant life, as it makes photography a serious challenge.
I am digging the apparent resolution on her sonar gizmo, though. It is mighty good.
Visit Champ Search, eh.
The photography issue is a cultural “big one,” for some, but it’s just going to have to be … we shall proceed like modern astronomers … who use wacky wavelengths, occultations and spectrometrics to capture their prey … hey, man, we can watch our prey up close in real time, eh, what! Ha! Haha!