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Is There A GIANT PREHISTORIC BEAST Still Lurking In This Lake? | Boogeymen | Shiver

Shiver – Paranormal Documentaries
Apr 20, 2019

There is lots of conspiracy surrounding the idea of a lake monster named Champ in the Lake Champlain in Vermont, America. The suspicious sightings have created a tidal wave of tourists flocking to the lake every summer for the chance of a sighting.

This is a very well done documentary. I was disappointed, a little bit, only because it doesn’t include any input from my good friend Katy Elizabeth, the world’s only full-time cryptozoologist, who has dedicated her life to finding and protecting this wonderful animal. So here is some input…

A recent article on Katy and her work:
www.pressrepublican.com/news/local_news/katy-elizabeth-champ-is-out-there-somewhere/

A quickie:

More Katy:

Katy Elizabeth – CCC Podcast #7

Crash-Course Cryptozoology
May 30, 2019

Katy Elizabeth has been a Champ enthusiast from a young age. That interest has grown into not only a passion, but a basis for the scientific fieldwork she conducts out on Lake Champlain. In her time studying the sightings, Katy Elizabeth has come across significant and anomalous pieces of evidence that may shed light on the mystery.

Champ Search’s Official Website: officialchampsearch.webs.com/

 
Champ Search’s Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/Champ-Search-355921967855350

We shall know very soon, methinks.

 

Mysterious Sea Monster Video Goes VIRAL! | Boogeymen | Shiver

Shiver – Paranormal Documentaries
Jun 15, 2019

Iceland has many national treasures and is a popular tourist destination for unique holidays. However, for centuries a large body of water is said to hide a long worm known as the Lagarfjlotsormurin. Recently, photographic evidence has been taken igniting excitement throughout Iceland as to what this creature could be.

Wonderful!

 

I really like USOs and read all the reports I can find. Ran across this and I think it’s truly fabulous! It is quite different from the usual sightings and I just had to share. I speak especially of the first incident, that’s what’s got me going, but the second one’s cool, too. Visit the post for even more goodness…

Have you ever witnessed something offshore or elsewhere you can’t explain

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I want to thank MykeNukem for giving me the idea and inspiration to write this after reading the OP, “101 years old and still hauling Lobster Pots”.

I’ll give two examples…..🤪

Let me try to explain and draw the best picture I can for you of one absolutely insane incident that happened back in 92 or 93 I think.

There were quite a few boats working the bottom within a 12 mile radius when the VHF suddenly BLEW UP with a frantic call.

It began with someone keying the mike on the VHF radio and literally yelling, “what is that, does anyone see this bubble of water over here?”

We were far enough offshore so no land based VHF could possibly have heard all of this. VHF radio has limited range unlike the single side band radios we also had onboard.
We pretty much used channel 64 while working offshore to transmit fleet-wide to those in range.
Channel 16 is the official Coast Gaurd channel for emergencies.

We all used to make collect phone calls home over the VHF radio through the Marine Operator when homeward bound at trips end to let loved ones know we were safe and on our way in but we had to be close enough to land for the marine operator to be able pick us up.

VHF stands for Very High Frequency.

OK, so try to picture in your mind a flat white sheet on your bed with a basketball under it and the ball rolling around the bed under the sheet but while it does so it does not disturb the sheet in any other way than simply lifting it up.
No wrinkles, no folds, nothing but a rounded lump moving around the bed.

Now take that same picture and apply it to a calm ocean surface. See it?

This lump or bubble raced all around for about 20 minutes, probably more, time seemed to slow. It passed by our boat about thirty yards off and it appeared to be just a smooth lump maybe 8 feet high or so.

The numbers here are not important really so try to focus on the meat on the story.

This bubble or lump passed between two boats that were towing past each other by a distance of at most 150 yards and it then circled them three times then moving away it circled maybe a half dozen other boats that were within a mile or so of each other.

For a while it traveled back and forth with no apparent reason for the directions it chose.

This bubble did not change direction as one would expect on the water but rather it would be going one direction and then it would just be going in another direction. It was so weird!!!

The craziest thing this lump did was come straight at one boat from it’s starboard side and as it approached it slowly lowered into the water and disappeared then it slowly surfaced again as it moved away from the boats port side and off to the East where disappeared forever.

Everyone agreed this lump of water was doing maybe 20-25 knots the entire time. We all compared notes for five or ten minutes then the entire subject was just dropped like a red hot rock.

I’ve never again heard it talked about around the docks, not once, not ever. I certainly didn’t bring it up.

It’s weird now as I look back, everyone just clammed up, period.

It scared the crap out of me and the other guys awake on our boat who got to witness it I can tell you that! Five of us.

Maybe that’s why it was never spoken of again, at least to my knowledge it wasn’t.
Maybe that and the fear of being laughed at, becoming laughing stocks amongst the fleet, IDK.

Well, that’s one story….believe what you will….🤪

Another time, way up on the edge during a winter blow in the wee hours of morning and in the glare of the powerful sodium overhead floodlights that bathed the decks in an ugly orange/yellow light, I saw for just a split second, I thought I saw what looked like a Merman just under the face of a smooth wave between the patches of ocean froth the wind and waves create.

I could see the webbed fingers of both hands and a ridge on it’s head that kind of reminded me of a rooster.
It’s eyes BLAZED WHITE when we seemed to notice each other, then poof, it was gone.

Whether real or not, that was Creepy AF!

Yeah, one see’s weird chit offshore.

Especially in fog!

Phew……seriously weird stuff!

Didja dig it?

 

A South Asian River Dolphin’s face. Its eyes have degraded to the point of blindness, but it utilizes echolocation to find its prey.

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Cool. Face like a Gharial, eh.

 

Nice!

The Cambrian was such an amazing time in our planet’s history. Chock full of new animals and some of them were quite strange. Always fascinating. This guy really opens up a new view of life back then. And I am sure there are more to come… as long as they keep digging.

‘Massive’ new animal species discovered in half-billion-year-old Burgess Shale

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A bit of a clickbaity title, but still a pretty neat discovery out of the Burgess Shale Deposit, a 500 million year old cambrian era shale deposit well known for fossils located in the Rocky Mountains in Yoho and Kootenay national parks in British Columbia.

A, relatively, massive new species of animal is the largest discovered from that time period. It’s estimated to be about 0.5 meters(18″) total in length in a time where most life was only a few inches in size.

and i gotta say this description

Titanokorys had multifaceted eyes, a pineapple slice-shaped, tooth-lined mouth, a pair of spiny claws below its head to capture prey and a body with a series of flaps for swimming.

Those poor finger sized little animals. That thing would be like a T-Rex coming at you.

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Palaeontologists at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) have uncovered the remains of a huge new fossil species belonging to an extinct animal group in half-a-billion-year-old Cambrian rocks from Kootenay National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The findings were announced on September 8, 2021, in a study published in Royal Society Open Science.

Named Titanokorys gainesi, this new species is remarkable for its size. With an estimated total length of half a meter, Titanokorys was a giant compared to most animals that lived in the seas at that time, most of which barely reached the size of a pinky finger.

“The sheer size of this animal is absolutely mind-boggling, this is one of the biggest animals from the Cambrian period ever found,” says Jean-Bernard Caron, ROM’s Richard M. Ivey Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology.

Evolutionarily speaking, Titanokorys belongs to a group of primitive arthropods called radiodonts. The most iconic representative of this group is the streamlined predator Anomalocaris, which may itself have approached a metre in length. Like all radiodonts, Titanokorys had multifaceted eyes, a pineapple slice-shaped, tooth-lined mouth, a pair of spiny claws below its head to capture prey and a body with a series of flaps for swimming. Within this group, some species also possessed large, conspicuous head carapaces, with Titanokorys being one of the largest ever known.

“Titanokorys is part of a subgroup of radiodonts, called hurdiids, characterized by an incredibly long head covered by a three-part carapace that took on myriad shapes. The head is so long relative to the body that these animals are really little more than swimming heads

All fossils in this study were collected around Marble Canyon in northern Kootenay National Park by successive ROM expeditions. Discovered less than a decade ago, this area has yielded a great variety of Burgess Shale animals dating back to the Cambrian period, including a smaller, more abundant relative of Titanokorys named Cambroraster falcatus in reference to its Millennium Falcon-shaped head carapace. According to the authors, the two species might have competed for similar bottom-dwelling prey.

The Burgess Shale fossil sites are located within Yoho and Kootenay National Parks and are managed by Parks Canada.

This lifted my profound depression a good bit today and I am well pleased that the research continues.

 

UNDERWATER MYSTERIES OF EASTER ISLAND: RUSSIAN INFORMATION

Paranormal Research Paul Stonehill
May 27, 2018

Secret Soviet submarine expedition to Easter Island in 1966…On the evening of 1 February 1966, two submarines left the Zapadnaya Litsa submarine base in the Litsa Fjord at the westernmost point of the Kola Peninsula and entered the Barents Sea. The mission and its purpose were unknown to the crew and two civilians aboard…So much more happened in 1966 around the world. Is there a connection? See below, and please support my research. More videos dedicated to Eurasian paranormal phenomena will be available in the near future.
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Wow, this is all new to me. Fascinating, bizarre sightings and discoveries. And as the story goes on, Jacques-Yves Cousteau is in there checking things out and gets shut down by the Chilean government! Apparently, for reasons unknown, the Chilean government doesn’t want this place explored. At all. How strange is that?
Worth a listen, eh?

 

MONGOLIAN CRYPTIDS AND UFOS

Paranormal Research Paul Stonehill
Aug 30, 2020

… large prehistoric reptile that has existed on earth since the pre-glacial period… was attacked… by a dinosaur… It doesn’t look much like terrestrial-manufactured satellite, and looks more more like petroglyphs and national ornaments of Mongolia…
Accompanying materials (see explanation in my video) youtu.be/OM2hLzsxfT8 vk.com/video-60099869_456245785

Been scopin’ this channel out lately. Lots of videos. Good topics. More than a few of those topics I’ve not heard of before. Which is nice. And unusual. I liked this one, lots of meat.

Intriguing critters, these. Komodo dragon-ish but bigger, of course. Makes me want to go there, eh, hang out for a while and scout some of them out. Hopefully without being attacked. LOL

Bit of UFO stuff at the end. Oh, yeah, they got that Death Worm fella livin’ over there, too, eh!

 

BIZARRE AQUATIC HUMANOID: REPORTS FROM THE 18TH CENTURY

Paranormal Research Paul Stonehill
Dec 20, 2020

…But I have been collecting information about a very strange underwater humanoid who lived in Hungary, in the 18th century; and his story is more than rumors, as you will see…

If you can support my channel, please donate here: Via Paypal address: rurcla@hotmail.com Via Patreon: www.patreon.com/user?u=6849546

Good stuff here.

 

GIANT SERPENTS OF THE BLACK SEA

Paranormal Research Paul Stonehill
Jan 24, 2021

…The dragon let out loud, chilling screams, like the trumpet calls of an angry elephant……saw in the water a dark gray creature over 20 meters long, which, making undulating movements, was moving in the direction…

Nifty keen, cryptid fans! =]

 

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Diver encounters ‘ghostly fish’ that is almost fully transparent

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Random fact: That’s not a jellyfish, but a salp.

They look like jellyfish, but are actually a type of pelagic tunicate, which means they’re closer to humans than jellyfish.

Young tunicates have spinal chords(and eyeballs), which means that they are a member of chordata.

 

 

Something Is Happening Right Now In The Caribbean That Scientists Can’t Explain

May 4, 2021
Something is happening right now in the Caribbean that scientists can’t explain. Today, we take a look at these 5 incredible ocean discoveries and mysteries.
The last truly unexplored frontier of our planet is that of the endless expanse hidden beneath the oceans of our world. Deep within the darkened waters of these abyssal layers, there resides a number of strange and impossible to understand phenomena that have left many fearing the possibility of what may be lurking within the depths of our planet.
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Keeping to the sea, here are 5 nice ones.

 

The Remains of an Strange Creature Found On The Ocean Floor. Can You Identify This Mystery Animal?

Deborah Hatswell #BBR
Apr 29, 2021

Now on Twitter – Daily Sighting Reports, articles, videos and podcasts on your fav subjects. Bigfoot/Dogman/UFO/Supernatural/Unexplained. twitter.com/BbrDeborah #BBR debhatswell.wordpress.com/202…

Did a diver film a rare sea monster or the legendary Water Dragon at a depth of 835.5 meters

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I was contacted by a gentleman who works with Remote Operated Vehicle equipment for the gas and oil industry. This video was captured in 2017 in the Mediterranean during an investigation of the sea bed. The ROV picked up a strange set of bones on the sea bed. The bones seem to be that of a sea serpent or unknown creature.

Sadly due to covid restrictions it has taken until now for myself and the chap to get together and discuss this unusual video capture.

Now I must stress this video was taken by professionals who work underwater in oceans all across the globe. They know Whale bones and come across them from time to time. The dimensions of the skeleton on the video does not fit with the usual size for any sea life in the area. A whale has three blades on it’s spinal bones each spaced 120 degrees apart and this creature seems to have only two.

The Mediterranean sea does join the Atlantic ocean so this creature could have come here from that ocean?

The gentleman who contacted me stated “The bones could be very ancient because I have seen many clay amphora sticking out of the mud and they have been there for potentially 1000’s of years. The bones were about 30 meters long and very large and look more like they belong to a serpent of some kind”

Now you can see the video footage for yourselves. What do you think this creature could be?

debhatswell.wordpress.com/202…

A fascinating report from my friend Deb Hatswell. She’s good people.

This specimen has some rather interesting features. I quite like the head. Must have been a slender beast. I don’t see anyplace where flippers would attach, so it must had fins or nothing,e like a snake. And 98 feet long!

I hope someone can sort it out one way or another.

Good to see a nice sea creature… very refreshing.

 

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The melibe viridis is a species of nudibranch that lives in the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and off the coast of Mozambique and Indonesia. As it moves along the seabed, the sea slug feeds by deploying an oral veil to envelop crustaceans which are ingested.

 

massive sea monster caught on camera under oilrig yxu8xn3qs3071 colour corrected

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May 19, 2021

Oooh!

Neato!

fridayrobots

it’s a deepstaria!!! they’re super rarely seen jellyfish as they live so deep in the ocean

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepstaria_enigmatica

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This looks like our creature! Nice find! Rarely seen since discovery in 1967 and this operator got 6 minutes of great footage.

 

Faith and Fate

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This painting by Dimitri Sirenko entitled “Faith and Fate” captures a dramatic scene perfectly.

 

The Antarctic Scale Worm

 

The Antarctic Scale Worm

The Antarctic Scale Worm

8 inches long. Those lovely, wicked jaws are usually retracted inside the body. But when lunch is served…

Just like the critter in Alien! Ha! Haha! Hahahaha!

 

injured dolphin

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“Holaderia” monster photographed by Jeremy Wade in Brazil, 1995

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It was a river dolphin that had been mutilated by a propeller or a fisherman. I believe Wade actually returned to this site a year or two after he took the photo and saw the dolphin close enough to see it’s head.

Says good things about Mr. Wade that he revealed the truth after encountering it on that second trip.

 

Deep Blue, one of the largest Great White Sharks

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Deep Blue, one of the largest Great White Sharks, roams the open ocean.

 

harp sponge

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This is a carnivorous deep-sea organism called harp sponge. Image by MBARI

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Most sponges are simple filter feeders—they eat small plankton and bacteria that they ‘filter’ from the surrounding water which they pump through their bodies. But in 2012, scientists on a research voyage off the coast of northern California discovered a sponge that uses small hooks along its vertical branches to entrap and devour larger, more nutrient-dense prey, like small crustaceans. The sponge’s elegant structure, which it likely evolved to maximize the area available for snaring food, inspired scientists to name the carnivorous deep-sea predator the harp sponge (Chondrocladia lyra).

 

Tomopteris

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This creature is indeed real. Called the Tomopteris, it’s a worm that lives in the depths below.

Neato!

 

Pelagia noctiluca

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is it a jellyfish? what do you guess

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13 hours ago

It’s the Purple People Eater!!

Yes, that is one of the actual names of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca.

Wonderful!

 

Mantis Shrimp

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The Mantis Shrimp is an intelligent and aggressive species of crustacean that bashes its food to pieces.

These things are wicked!

 

Need a teeth cleaning on the go? Stop by and see the White-Banded Cleaner Shrimp! from r/TheDepthsBelow

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Need a teeth cleaning on the go? Stop by and see the White-Banded Cleaner Shrimp!

Oh, wow! This would be so cool to try!

 

WTFtopus

National Cryptid Society
February 23 2020

A spectacular mutation in an octopus results in tentacles upon tentacles. A “WTFtopus.”

Speechless.

 

Thrilling life forms!

hummingyogurt reblogged captain-lovelace

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gallisthespirit asked:

what If squid convergently evolved with waterfowl?

hummingyogurt answered:

Ah, that’s a classic one

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gosh, Stolper, I hope you dont mind me hijacking this post but I have great news. You probably already know this, cause you have some mad trivia up your sleeve, but far to few online do know that “flying” squid exist 😀

Todarodes pacificus live in the pacific and glide much like flying fish for around 30 metres through the air at an astonishing speed of over 11 metres per second. It is not yet clear if they glide to escape predators or just to travel with low energy consumption.

*ride of the valkyries plays*

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Tangentially related: I went to a panel at a paleontology conference about bird beaks vs. squid beaks and the conclusion the researcher presenting came to was that “birds are just the squid of the sky” (direct quote)

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How on Earth did this get so many notes?

Source: hummingyogurt

Ooh, I would just love to see these critters!

 

Alien looking creature transforming near Ocean floor at over 3700 feet. Video from ROV

CaptainJRD
Nov 12, 2013

This video was taken by an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) at a depth of 3753 ft in the Indian Ocean within close proximity to a drill wellhead. Near the end of the footage you can see the creature getting caught up in the output from the ROV thrusters. The video has not been altered and was taken off the East coast of Africa.

It has been identified.

It is a known sub-species of lampocteis cruentivente.

A “Comb Jelly” family member.

 

Mariana Trench: Supergiant Amphipod

Caladan Oceanic
Jul 23, 2020

The Supergiant amphipod (Alicella gigantea) at 5,000m in the Mariana Trench, Nero Deep.

Very, very exciting!

 

Incredibly Rare Footage of Deep-Sea Fish Devouring a Whole Shark

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Scientists Capture Incredibly Rare Footage of Deep-Sea Fish Devouring a Whole Shark

Feasts are rare on the barren landscape of the ocean depths. So researchers couldn’t believe their luck when they stumbled on a feeding frenzy of deep-sea sharks chowing down on a fallen swordfish off the US coast in July 2019. But they never imagined they would also capture footage of one of those sharks becoming the prey for another deep-sea creature. With their rover hovering nearby, a late arrival took advantage of the submersible’s shadow. Nobody might blame a wary fish for holding back while ravenous sharks feed, but this heavyweight had plans to turn one of the diners into its dinner. A video posted by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the aftermath of the ambush by a hungry Wreckfish. You can watch it for yourself in the clip below, with shark lunch being served at around 1:42.

While scouting for the wreck of the oil tanker SS Bloody Marsh, NOAA’s remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer chanced upon the remains of a 2.5 metre (8 ft) long swordfish being chewed on by nearly a dozen deep-sea sharks.

The sharks were two species of slow-moving, deep-sea dogfish commonly referred to as sleeper sharks. Two of the larger individuals were likely to be roughskin dogfish (Centroscymnus owstonii). Others belonged to a relatively newly discovered animal: Genie’s dogfish (Squalus clarkae), named in honour of Mote Marine Laboratory founder Eugenie ‘Shark Lady’ Clark in 2018.

The deep sea scares the beejayzus outta me.

Dinner is served

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NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer Shark Encounter

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Jul 10, 2019

Dive 07 of NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer encountered a spectacular shark feeding frenzy. Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019.

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MonsterQuest: HORRIFYING 50-FOOT LAKE DEMON (S3, E9) | Full Episode | History

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Oct 28, 2020

A fifty-foot monster is said to lurk beneath the isolated waters of North America. The stories from Lake Okanagan date back to the earliest First Nation peoples, who lived in fear of this terrifying creature, in Season 3, Episode 9, “Lake Demons.”

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“MonsterQuest” takes a scientific look at reported sightings of cryptozoological creatures (cryptids) and paranormal entities around the world, including the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and werewolves.

Fifty feet is a world class length for a lake monster. Or any monster, really.

This is a very thorough investigation and well worth the watch.

 

Sea Spider

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Thanks I hate it

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Sea Spiders have no gills or lungs, instead absorbing gases through their legs and moving it across the body via diffusion

I do not think that I would like to meet one of these… looks way too primeval to be a reliable buddy.

 

Giant Manta Ray – The Largest Rays In The World

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Nov 15, 2020

The giant oceanic manta ray, also known as giant manta ray, is the largest type of ray in the world. They can reach a considerable size, with an average width of 4-5 meters and sometimes up to 7 meters. They can weigh up to 3,000 kilograms. It is dorsoventrally flattened and has large, triangular pectoral fins on either side of the disc. In front of the mouth, they have a pair of cephalic lobes which help direct more water and food into their mouths.

The coloring of the dorsal surface is black, dark brown, or steely blue, sometimes with a few pale spots and usually with a pale edge. They can be distinguished from other rays by their coloration. Each manta ray has its own unique color pattern variation that they can be identified by.

The giant manta rays mainly feed on plankton and are harmless to humans. In their gills they have structures called gill rakers that help to filter the plankton from the water. They are distributed in tropical, subtropical and temperate waters all over the world. There are reports of giant mantas living to at least 40 years, but little is known about their growth and development. The most significant threat to giant manta rays is commercial fishing, both being targeted and caught as bycatch.

Most Extraordinary Giant Gippsland Earthworm youtu.be/n5WVrtABlU4 Sea Lamprey – Most Terrifying Parasitic Creatures youtu.be/Ix1A5u9Yh0k

Kewl. I love this stuff… the oceans are so spectacular.

And yet we still know next to nothing about them…

Here via r/TheDepthsBelow

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The giant oceanic manta ray is the largest type of ray in the world. They can reach a considerable size, with an average width of 4-5 meters and sometimes up to 7 meters.

 

Champ Day Interview with Katy Elizabeth of Champ Search

Champ Day – The Lake Champlain Monster Festival
Aug 1, 2020

A Virtual Champ Day Exclusive! Special guest Katy Elizabeth of Champ Search joins Lohr McKinstry in Port Henry, NY to chat about her search for our legendary Lake Champlain Monster. You can learn more about Katy and her organization Champ Search here: Facebook – www.facebook.com/Champ-Search… Website – officialchampsearch.webs.com/

Katy is really on a roll and I think she is without a doubt going to have absolutely fantastic results.

Proud that she is my friend!

Champ Day 2020 – Katy Elizabeth of Champ Search

Champ Day – The Lake Champlain Monster Festival
Aug 1, 2020

A special video presentation by Katy Elizabeth of Champ Search. To learn more about Katy and her search for Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster: Website: officialchampsearch.webs.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/catego…

Champ Search Investigation

Katy Elizabeth
Jan 4, 2014

This is our Champ Search Investigation.We traveled to Lake Champlain to find the elusive creature that calls this lake home. visit our facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Champ-… visit or site www.officialchampsearch.webs.com Water Horse Of Lake Champlain by Katy Elizabeth available on amazon.com or on our website for an autographed copy.

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Katy Elizabeth – CCC Podcast #7

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May 30, 2019

Katy Elizabeth has been a Champ enthusiast from a young age. That interest has grown into not only a passion, but a basis for the scientific fieldwork she conducts out on Lake Champlain. In her time studying the sightings, Katy Elizabeth has come across significant and anomalous pieces of evidence that may shed light on the mystery. Champ Search’s Official Website: officialchampsearch.webs.com/ Champ Search’s Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/catego…

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Katy Elizabeth | Cryptozoologist, Founder of Champ Search Lake Champlain | Arcane Radio 09.29.2014

Beyond Explanation
Aug 6, 2020

#katyelizabeth From Arcane Radio’s archive Katy Elizabeth joins Lon and Sean September 29th, 2014, to take you to Lake Champlain, home of the legendary Champ lake monster. Cryptozoologist Katy Elizabeth, member of Champ Search, discusses her research, the monster, and her new book. Champ Search Website: officialchampsearch.webs.com

Katy Elizabeth was born in Warwick Rhode Island. Katy is the world’s leading authority on the Lake Champlain Monster. Katy has been studying the existence of Champ since a child, as one of the youngest and most recent Cryptozoologists, she made her life long dream into reality when she had her own sighting and experiences of this elusive creature on Lake Champlain, it prompted her to start her own group called “Champ Search”, the groups 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.

She is the author of the new book “Water Horse Of Lake Champlain II” available on amazon.com

The Beyond Explanation YouTube channel presents Lon Strickler’s Phantoms and Monsters real cryptid encounter reports, eyewitness experiences and paranormal investigations together with Arcane Radio’s conversations with noted researchers and experiencers seeking to explain the unexplained. Beyond Explanation shares information and encounters from people who have witnessed or experienced; aliens, UFO/UAP, abductions. bigfoot, cryptids, ghosts, time shifts, paranormal and other supernatural events. Please tell us about your own experiences, encounters and observations in the comments or at www.phantomsandmonsters.com/p… Links: Lon Strickler’s Phantoms & Monsters www.phantomsandmonsters.com/
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Nobody works as hard as Katy does… and it is going to pay off… mark my words!

 

 

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

Caters Video
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’.[3]
— My source

A beautiful, graceful animal.

 

 
mystery skeleton

An interesting and as yet unidentified bit of some recently deceased critter has washed ashore on a lovely beach in close proximity to Aberdeen, Scotland.

I’m hoping for follow up reports…

 

 

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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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?

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