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  • Siberia find revives yeti legends

    10/09/2003 9:18:45 AM PDT · by evets · 12 replies · 447+ views
    Siberian scientists say they have a discovery on their hands which raises the possibility that the local legend of the yeti - the abominable snowman - is more than mere fiction. According to Russian TV, the well-preserved furry limb of a mystery creature was found some 3,500 metres up in the permafrost of the Altay mountains, in Russia's remote Siberia region. "I turned the limb over and examined the sole of the foot, and I thought it looked unsual," Sergey Semenov, the mountain-climber who made the find, said. "So I decided to bring it back with me." Scientific tests and...
  • Dog was killed and eaten by 'big cat'

    01/12/2003 7:12:00 PM PST · by aculeus · 46 replies · 476+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | 13/01/2003 | Richard Savill
    Claims that a panther-like animal may be roaming the Black Mountains of Wales have been confirmed by a post mortem examination which showed that a dog was killed and partly eaten by a larger predator. DNA samples will be taken from hairs found in the whippet's mouth to try to determine what beast killed the seven-year-old dog at a remote smallholding near Llangadog a week ago. The tests, arranged by the Welsh Assembly's wildlife advisory unit, are expected to take at least two weeks. Paw prints in the snow - almost certainly made by the cat - have also been...
  • Goat gives birth to a 'human'; a faun

    09/09/2009 10:17:08 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 47 replies · 12,340+ views
    The Zimbabwe Guardian ^ | The Chronicle | TZG reporters
    THE community of Lower Gweru and its surroundings in the Midlands Province was left shell-shocked when a goat gave birth to human-like creature that had the combined features of a man and a goat. A report in The Chronicle newspaper said the goat gave birth to the 'creature' on Sunday morning in Maboleni area. The creature had a human head, face, nose, shoulders and human-like skin that had very scanty furs. It had goat features from the “shoulders” to the legs. Its sagging stomach prevented curious villagers from determining whether it had human or animal sex organs as it protruded...
  • Photos show mystery skeleton sticking out of iceberg off N.L. east coast

    06/07/2007 8:23:57 AM PDT · by BGHater · 113 replies · 5,842+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 05 June 2007 | Tara Brautigam
    Marine scientists in Canada and abroad are puzzled by bizarre photographs that appear to show the skeleton of a large mammal jutting out of an iceberg that recently drifted past Newfoundland's east coast. The six pictures show what looks like a brown rib cage and spinal column, slightly bent, sticking out of a crust of ice. But researchers throughout Canada, Greenland and Norway are unable to determine the origin of the skeleton, said Garry Stenson, a marine mammal scientist with the federal Fisheries Department. "It's definitely unusual," Stenson said Monday. "It's not something that I've encountered before." His colleagues have...
  • Can MIT Help Solve the Mystery of Bigfoot?

    03/27/2014 10:36:11 AM PDT · by Theoria · 68 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | 26 Mar 2014 | Steve Annear
    Matt Knapp thinks that Bigfoot research is a mess right now.“The facts are that in terms of progress, the Bigfoot research community has ultimately made none. We are no closer now to proving these creatures exist than we were 40 years ago,” Knapp told Boston. Knapp blames the setbacks on the digital age, and the amount of misinformation being spread in the form of photos and videos online. That, and the fact that more people seem to be trying to cash in on what they claim are legitimate Bigfoot sightings. “Self admittedly, up to this point, we have not had anything...
  • Strange Creature filmed in a pond in Lithuania - Mar 6, 2014

    03/25/2014 6:22:13 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 64 replies
    UFO Sighting Hotspot ^ | March 6, 2014 | unknown
    The story before footage. Witness report: So I was walking with my dog in the evening just before sunset, we were travelling into vast fields of nature to escape common modern view. By accident I found a pond. It catched my interest since i saw a waterhole in the middle of it. Usually people drills waterholes in their ponds where fish lives, at winter time, so fish can breathe. I thought I will see some fishes and stuff... But as soon as i came closer, I noticed that it was evaporating. You can't see this in the video since I...
  • The mysterious coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf

    03/09/2014 2:01:08 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 158 replies
    The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. Its appearance is very recent — within the last 90 years — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. Beginning in Canada but by no means ending there, the story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this new top predator, tracking it from the wilderness of Ontario’s Algonquin...
  • South Texas Family Claims to Have Killed the Mythical Chupacabra

    03/01/2014 10:08:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 | Irving DeJohn
    The Ohrt family in Victoria, Texas, gunned down an unidentified beast in their backyard over the weekend. The mangy beast looks like a Coyote with big teeth and long legs. Although the Chupacabra's existence has yet to be confirmed, that hasn’t stopped rumors of possible sightings.A south Texas family claims that they killed the mythical Chupacabra in their backyard. Doug and Lucy Ohrt of Victoria proudly displayed the slain beast that their grandson gunned down on their property last weekend. “My grandson ran and got the gun and shot it at 240 yards, and my grandkids said, ‘Oh that's a...
  • Family Witnesses Bigfoot Squatting Among Abandoned Detroit Homes

    02/19/2014 7:35:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    Cryptozoology News ^ | February 15th, 2014 | Michael Bachman
    Bigfoot Living Among the Ruins of Detroit! DETROIT (Cryptozoology News) — A family claim they saw a strange ape-like creature Thursday afternoon coming out of the window of an abandoned house on the outskirts of the desolate city. C. Brown, his wife, and their two children said they were “driving around, looking to buy a new house”, when they allegedly witnessed the unidentified beast. “The economy has been devastating here man,” Brown explained. “One day, you are living in this beautiful city with over a million and a half working people, next day all you know is all is gone…crime...
  • "Bigfoot" fails DNA test [Part Human, Part Possum]

    08/15/2008 5:25:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies · 1,038+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2008 | Clare Baldwin
    Bigfoot remains as elusive as ever. Results from tests on genetic material from alleged remains of one of the mythical half-ape and half-human creatures, made public at a news conference on Friday held after the claimed discovery swept the Internet, failed to prove its existence. Its spread was fueled by a photograph of a hairy heap, bearing a close resemblance to a shaggy full-body gorilla costume, stuffed into a container resembling a refrigerator. One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 percent from an...
  • Is the Loch Ness Monster Dead? Nessie has not been seen in over a year and may be gone.

    02/11/2014 6:55:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Live Science ^ | 02/11/2014 | Benjamin Radford
    A veteran custodian of Loch Ness monster sightings is concerned that Nessie has not been seen in well over a year, and may be gone, according to a news report. This is the first time in nearly 90 years that such a lengthy lag in sightings has occurred. Gary Campbell, who lives in Inverness in the United Kingdom has been keeping records of Loch Ness monster sightings for the past 17 years and has put together a list of sightings that goes back some 1,500 years, according to the BBC News.   "It's very upsetting news and we don't know...
  • Prehistoric 'Bear-Dog' Fossil Unearthed

    02/24/2005 4:22:48 PM PST · by aculeus · 91 replies · 2,184+ views
    Wired (AP) ^ | February 23, 2005 | AP
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Scientists are marveling at a fossil find in California's San Joaquin Valley that has produced the remains of a never-before-seen badger-like creature and a monstrous predator that looks like a cross between a bear and a pit bull. Among the discoveries was the skull of an animal that appears to be an entirely new genus within the same family as otters, skunks and weasels. "It just blew me out of my mind," Xiaoming Wang, associate curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, said after seeing the fossil of the badger-like...
  • PETA to Bigfoot Hunters: You Shouldn't 'Shoot and Kill It' Just Because You Can

    02/02/2014 1:13:42 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    |Myrtle Beach News Examiner ^ | February 1, 2014 | Norman Byrd
    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are certain about one thing, even though they do not acknowledge that Bigfoot is real: It is just as unethical to kill a Sasquatch as it would be any other animal. In a report posted by the CBS Houston on Jan. 30, the animal rights activists reacted to the idea much as expected, because to members of their organization, shooting and killing a living creature, whether it be for food or sport, is an atrocity. PETA spokesperson Lindsay Rajt told The Houston Chronicle: “As an organization we do oppose hunting of...
  • New big-headed fish species discovered in Idaho and Montana rivers

    01/30/2014 2:16:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Laura Zuckerman - Reuters
    (Reuters) - A tiny fish characterized by a disproportionately large head and previously unknown to scientists has been found in mountain rivers of Idaho and Montana in what biologists said on Thursday marked a rare discovery. The new aquatic species is a type of freshwater sculpin, a class of fish that dwell at the bottom of cold, swiftly flowing streams throughout North America and are known for their oversized head and shoulder structure. "The discovery of a new fish is something I never thought would happen in my career because it's very rare in the United States," said Michael Young,...
  • Loch Ness monster 'an elephant'

    03/06/2006 8:39:50 AM PST · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 1,327+ views
    The Australian ^ | March 06, 2006
    NESSIE, the Loch Ness monster, is in fact an elephant, according to a Scottish palaeontologist who claims to have solved the riddle surrounding the unexplained sightings of a monster in a lake near Glasgow in Scotland. Neil Clark, curator of palaeontology at Glasgow University's Hunterian Museum, who has spent two years investigating the myth, said that the idea for Nessie was dreamt up as a "magnificent piece of marketing" by a circus impresario after he saw one of his elephants bathing in the loch. In 1933, the same year as the first modern "sighting" of Nessie, Bertram Mills offered £20,000...
  • Bigfoot hunter claims to have killed beast and has proof

    01/06/2014 12:33:02 PM PST · by ColdOne · 101 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/6/14 | Tim Gerber/ksat.com
    Self-proclaimed professional Bigfoot hunter, Rick Dyer, has finally released the photos of the hairy monster he allegedly shot and killed last year. "Bigfoot is 100 percent real – there's no question about that," Dyer told KSAT.com. Dyer says he shot and killed the mythical monster in a wooded area of California near Loop 1604 and Highway 151 in September 2012.
  • Arctic mystery fish identified

    11/19/2013 7:40:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    CBC News ^ | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 4:53 PM CT|
    Nigel Hussey, a researcher who works with the Ocean Tracking Network, says the fish some speculated was a goblin shark is actually the mysterious "long-nosed chimaera" — mysterious because they're rarely caught.
  • Rare Mammal First Sighted in Vietnam in Years

    11/13/2013 11:01:23 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/12/13
    One of the rarest and most threatened mammals on earth has been caught on camera in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years, renewing hope for the recovery of the species, an international conservation group said Wednesday. The Saola, a long-horned ox, was photographed by a camera in a forest in central Vietnam in September, the WWF said in a statement Wednesday. "This is a breathtaking discovery and renews hope for the recovery of the species," Van Ngoc Thinh, WWF - Vietnam's country director, was quoted as saying.
  • New hammerhead shark species found off South Carolina

    11/08/2013 11:27:01 AM PST · by don-o · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 8, 2013 | Douglas Main
    When new species are found near populated areas, they are often small and inconspicuous, not, for example, a hammerhead shark. But that's exactly what a team of researchers discovered along the coast of South Carolina. The new species looks virtually identical to the scalloped hammerhead, but is genetically distinct, and contains about 10 fewer vertebrae, or segments of backbone, new research shows.
  • In a Snap, Extinct a Cat Comes Back to Life

    08/14/2003 7:47:37 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 230+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Aug 14, 2003
    A wild cat thought to be virtually extinct has been captured on film in the wild, a Malaysian scientist said Thursday. "We have discovered a species thought extinct in Borneo," Mohd Azlan told Reuters by telephone from East Malaysia, where he led a research project for University Malaysia Sarawak and the state forest department. A Borneo bay cat (Catopuma badia), about the size of a large domestic cat though with an extra long tail, triggered a remote camera in daylight on June 27, yielding a lone image from what was a two-month monitoring period. Azlan, who previously tracked tigers in...
  • Extremely Rare Bay Cat Captured on Camera in Borneo

    11/05/2013 5:11:33 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | Tuesday, November 5, 2013 | Wearn OR et al. PLoS ONE
    The mysterious bay cat, also known as the Bornean cat, is a wild cat endemic to the Indonesian island of Borneo. Adults grow as long as 50-60 cm with a 30 – 40 cm long tail, and can weigh over 3.5 kg. Until now, this species had been recorded on camera traps just a handful of times in Borneo and was only photographed in the wild for the first time in 2003. But more images of this animal have been captured than ever before, together with evidence of four other wild cat species – the Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi),...
  • Three Arrested, One Shot In Rogers County Sasquatch Hunt

    11/03/2013 5:27:06 PM PST · by kjam22 · 68 replies
    newson6 ^ | 11-3-2013 | Newson6
    ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma - Rogers County Sheriff's Department arrested three people in what appears to be an accidental shooting. One of the men told deputies he'd shot his friend while the two were on a Sasquatch hunting expedition. The two men were hunting - apparently for Bigfoot - around 177th East Avenue and Tiger Switch Road Saturday night. Omar Pineda reportedly heard a "barking noise," jerked and shot his friend in the back, authorities say. "When you start off with an explanation like that, do you believe anything after that?" Sheriff Walton said Sunday morning. The men met emergency responders...
  • Antarctic Glacier Has Five-story Blood-red Waterfall of Primordial Ooze

    There is a five-story, blood-red waterfall pouring slowly from the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valley. Its back story, at Atlas Obscura, is simply remarkable: Roughly 2 million years ago, the Taylor Glacier sealed beneath it a small body of water which contained an ancient community of microbes. Trapped below a thick layer of ice, they have remained there ever since, isolated inside a natural time capsule. Evolving independently of the rest of the living world, these microbes exist without heat, light, or oxygen, and are essentially the definition of "primordial ooze." The trapped lake has very high salinity...
  • Woman sees 'huge snake' in Suffolk lake[Virginia]

    10/15/2013 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Theoria · 45 replies
    13News Now ^ | 19 Sept 2013 | Joe Flanagan
    Tracey Payntar says she spotted a huge snake in the lake next to her Suffolk house as it was attacking a river otter. The mother of four says she had just gotten out of her car and the disturbance in the water got her attention. "I ran to the shoreline freaking out and tried to take some video with my phone. I was so scared I could not concentrate very well," said Payntar. Payntar and her husband contacted Suffolk Animal Control who referred a snake expert from a company called Zoo Pro. Based on her description, the professional wildlife workers...
  • Sasquatch Cited in Mine Hearings (B.C. Canada)

    08/27/2013 8:49:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Prince George Citizen ^ | August 21, 2013 | Peter JAMES
    Sasquatch cited in mine hearings Most people consider the sasquatch a legendary creature, but the mythical bush man of northern B.C. received its fair share of attention at environmental review hearings into the proposed New Prosperity gold and copper mine. While most of the attention focused on more tangible creatures like trout, salmon and grizzly bears, members of First Nations community have repeatedly brought up the sasquatch during community hearings over the past three weeks. In most cases, the aboriginal speakers talked about the ape-like man in the context of legend, but others treated sasquatches as something the Canadian Environmental...
  • Alien fungus found on shipment from Philippines

    08/21/2013 7:31:20 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 33 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | 08/21/2013 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
    Federal agents confiscated and destroyed a plant-pathogenic fungus found on brooms made from palms and being imported from the Philippines. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists on Aug. 9 intercepted a plant-pathogenic fungus on a handicraft made of native palm parts while examining a cargo container from the Philippines. The fungus was discovered in a shipment of “native brooms” made from Cocos nucifera sp., a palm species. The discovery of an unidentified fungus and two other plant disease symptoms in the shipment prompted federal authorities to reload and seal the container until positive identification could be made. This was...
  • New Slime-Spitting Velvet Worm Species Discovered in Vietnam

    08/21/2013 9:01:34 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 10 replies
    Cleveland Leader ^ | 08/21/2013 | Julie Kent
    A new species of velvet worm has been discovered in the jungles of Vietnam. Unlike related velvet worms, however, this one has uniquely shaped hairs that cover its body, and it reaches a length of 2.5 inches long, said Ivo de Sena Oliveira, a researcher at the University of Leipzig, Germany, who described the species in Zoologischer Anzeiger. The paper suggests that thousands of unknown species of velvet worms are just waiting to be found throughout the world's tropical rain forests. Oliveira's research suggests that in the Amazon rain forest alone, there may be a new species of velvet worm...
  • Big cat roaming Detroit streets shot dead, thrown in garbage, group says

    08/27/2013 9:26:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    Detroit Free Press | 08/27/2013
    Big cat roaming Detroit streets shot dead, thrown in garbage, group says   (link only)
  • Big Cat Has Detroit Residents On Alert

    08/24/2013 11:32:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 124 replies
    Stray dogs are a common sight in Detroit. What about a big cat? According to reports, many residents on the city’s northeast side have seen what appears to be an exotic cat, perhaps as tall as four feet, roaming the streets. Officials with the Michigan Humane Society said they have received several calls about the animal and workers are out in the city, trying to find the feline. Antwaun Asberry, a 6-foot-5 Detroiter, told the Detroit Free Press the cat’s tail is longer than his arm. “I was like, what the (expletive) … I don’t know what it is. I...
  • Mystery Creature Sighting Stuns N.J. Town; No One Has First Clue What It Is

    08/07/2013 7:46:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 126 replies
    cbs ^ | August 2, 2013 7:12 PM | John Slattery
    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – There has been a strange sighting of a strange creature in a suburban New Jersey town – and pictures of it have residents asking “What the heck is that?” CBS 2’s John Slattery was working the day watch out of Manhattan, when his boss gave him this juicy assignment. He took a vehicle out of Midtown. The sighting happened on Friday. He and his cameraman headed for the leafy community of Ridgewood, which was apparently being terrorized by an odd creature that lurks in and out of storm drains. Slattery obtained video of the creature from...
  • New Video Purports to Show Bigfoot

    07/29/2013 7:33:22 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/29/2013
    Something was caught on tape in Mission, British Columbia, not far from Vancouver. The video appears to show a hominid in the distance, although not many details can be seen. [video embed]
  • Giant fungus found in China

    07/29/2013 7:11:00 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/28/2013 | BBC
    A giant fungus the size of a tyre has been found by villagers in China's Jianshui County. The large clump of mushrooms, which weighed more than 15 kilograms and measured nearly a metre in diameter, was proudly put on display by the finder. It is not known what type of fungus it is or whether the mushrooms are safe to eat.
  • The quest is to clone a mammoth. The question is: should we do it?

    07/14/2013 8:08:58 AM PDT · by Renfield · 45 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-13-2013 | Robin McKie
    The idea would make headlines around the world and bring tears of joy to the planet's journalists. An adorable baby woolly mammoth, tottering on its newborn legs, is introduced to the media. Cloned from a few cells scraped from the permafrost of Siberia, the little creature provides the latest proof of the might of modern science and demonstrates the fact that extinction has at long last lost its sting. It is a fascinating prospect, one that was raised again last week when the most recently discovered carcass of a mammoth was revealed to the public in Yokohama, Japan. The female,...
  • Antarctic Lake Vostok buried under two miles of ice found to teem with life

    07/07/2013 5:51:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3:23PM BST 06 Jul 2013
    Analysis of ice cores obtained from the basin of Lake Vostok, the subglacial lake that Russian scientists drilled down to in 2012, have revealed DNA from an estimated 3,507 organisms. While the majority were found to be bacteria, many of which were new to science, there were also other single celled organisms and multicellular organisms found, including from fungi. The diversity of life from the lake has surprised scientists as many had thought the lake would be sterile due to the extreme conditions. Lake Vostok was first covered by ice more than 15 million years ago and is now buried...
  • Loch Ness Monster Mystery Result of Aftershocks, Geologist Theorizes

    07/06/2013 10:12:29 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 3, 2013 | Michael Mullins
    Could Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster mystery be nothing more than the aftershock of an active fault beneath Great Britain's deepest freshwater lake? That’s what one Italian geologist is speculating. Considering the so-called sightings of the Loch Ness Monster are often accompanied by bubbling water and tremors, Italian geologist Luigi Piccardi argues that the Great Glen fault system is responsible for the long-necked, legendary beast. The theory that Loch Ness Monster sightings result from aftershocks was first proposed by Piccardi in 2001, according to Scientific American.
  • Could the Tasmanian tiger be hiding out in New Guinea?

    06/18/2013 11:56:05 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    Mongobay.com ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jeremy Hance
    Many people still believe the Tasmanian tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus) survives in the wilds of Tasmania, even though the species was declared extinct over eighty years ago. Sightings and reports of the elusive carnivorous marsupial, which was the top predator on the island, pop-up almost as frequently as those of Bigfoot in North America, but to date no definitive evidence has emerged of its survival. Yet, a noted cryptozoologist (one who searches for hidden animals), Dr. Karl Shuker, wrote recently that tiger hunters should perhaps turn their attention to a different island: New Guinea. The Tasmanian tiger, also known as the...
  • Science vs. Legend Roils Loch Ness Tourism Industry

    06/16/2013 9:52:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    UPI ^ | June 15, 2013
    A Loch Ness tour operator issued a letter chiding a monster researcher for his negative views of the legendary sea monster. George Edwards, who operates tour boats on the Scottish lake, fired off a letter to his fellow members of the Drumnadrochit Chamber of Commerce saying an overly scientific attitude toward the famed Loch Ness Monster was bad for business. The individual who bore the brunt of the scolding, The Scotsman said Saturday, was one Adrian Shine, a veteran "Nessie" researcher whom Edwards said was turning off tourists at the Loch Ness Center. Shine was too quick to write off...
  • Sea Monster' Carcass Found On New Zealand Beach [VIDEO]

    06/07/2013 3:02:12 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1790/20130507/sea-monster-carcass-found-new-zealand-beach-vi | May 7, 2013 | James A Foley
    Beachgoers in New Zealand got a grim look at a toothy, emaciated carcass that washed ashore recently, prompting speculation that the rotting remains belonged to some sort of mysterious sea monster or pre-historic creature. Beachgoers in New Zealand got a grim look at a toothy, emaciated carcass that washed ashore recently, prompting speculation that the rotting remains belonged to some sort of mysterious sea monster or pre-historic creature. The creature was found by a group driving along the beach in four-wheeled vehicles along the Bay of Plenty near Pukehina, about 250 km (155 miles) southeast of the capital Auckland, Discovery...
  • Frog Long Thought Extinct Is Rediscovered in Israel

    06/06/2013 4:12:11 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 44 replies
    NatGeo ^ | June 6, 2013 | Ker Than
    Israeli park ranger Yoram Malka caught only a fleeting glimpse of the frog as it leapt across the road, but he knew it was something special. When he first saw the frog in northern Israel's Hula Valley, Malka jerked his utility vehicle to a stop, bounded out of his seat, and jumped atop it, catching the creature in his hands. The animal had a mottled backside and a black belly with white dots. It belonged to a species that most scientists thought had disappeared from the Earth more than half a century ago. In fact, the Hula painted frog was...
  • The Bull Shark (It lurks in the shallows, even in fresh water. And it loves to kill.)

    06/29/2005 9:16:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies · 4,315+ views
    Slate ^ | July 18, 2001 | Douglas McCollam
    On July 6, as 8-year-old Jessie Arbogast waded in about 2 feet of water along Florida's Gulf Islands National Seashore, a 7-foot-long bull shark ambushed him, tearing off his right arm and a chunk of his right leg. The attack came so near to shore that Jessie's uncle and another beachgoer were able to grab the shark and drag it onto land where park rangers shot it, pried its mouth open, and retrieved the severed arm. The boy almost bled to death and lapsed into a coma. Surgeons reattached the limb, and though Jessie is showing signs of coming to,...
  • Scientists left Open-mouthed after shark eats polar bear

    08/12/2008 12:45:17 PM PDT · by wildbill · 63 replies · 1,228+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 08/12/2008 | Jenny Haworth
    SCIENTISTS have been stunned by the discovery of a shark that had eaten a polar bear. Part of the jaw of a young polar bear was found in the stomach of a Greenland shark in Svalbard, northern Norway. Kit Kovacs, of the Norwegian Polar Institute, said: "We've never heard of this before. "We don't know how it got there. We can't say whether or not the shark took a swimming young bear or ate a carcase.
  • MEGAMOUTH SHARK PICTURE: Ultra-Rare Shark Found, Eaten (+ Mouthwatering Recipe)

    04/10/2009 2:03:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 7,386+ views
    National Geographic ^ | April 7, 2009
    In just a short time, one of the rarest sharks in the world went from swimming in Philippine waters to simmering in coconut milk. The 13-foot-long (4-meter-long) megamouth shark (pictured), caught on March 30 by mackerel fishers off the city of Donsol, was only the 41st megamouth shark ever found, according to WWF-Philippines. Fishers brought the odd creature—which died during its capture—to local project manager Elson Aca of WWF, an international conservation nonprofit. Aca immediately identified it as a megamouth shark and encouraged the fishers not to eat it. But the draw of the delicacy was too great: The 1,102-pound...
  • Pictures: Strange Sea Species Found Off Greenland

    04/26/2010 11:20:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 3,007+ views
    Looking like a creature from the Alien movies, this nightmarish "longhead dreamer" anglerfish (Chaenophryne longiceps) was until recently an alien species to Greenland waters
  • On the trail of the fabled greenland shark

    01/17/2007 10:09:28 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 22 replies · 1,063+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 13 Jan 2007 | Nicholas Read
    NATURE I A UBC scientist who first spotted the huge shark in its natural environment is now trying to solve its mysteries Scotland has its Loch Ness monster and B.C. its Ogopogo. But for the people of Quebec -- both native and non-native -- there was always a shark. A big shark. A dangerous shark. A shark that lurked under the ice in the darkest waters imaginable. Stories of it were rare and intermittent, but constant, too. People always claimed to have known someone who had caught one once. But it took a scientist from B.C. to finally track it...
  • It's a 26ft Jaws and it sucks... (Mysterious arctic shark slurps up seals whole)

    07/11/2008 7:49:27 AM PDT · by Stoat · 74 replies · 11,692+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Florida Museum of Natural History ^ | July 12, 2008 | VIRGINIA WHEELER
    NEWS    It's a 26ft Jaws and it sucks... Big sucker ... the shark   By VIRGINIA WHEELER Published: Today   A MASSIVE Arctic shark that sucks up seals whole and may live for 200 years is being studied by boffins for the first time. The mysterious Greenland shark’s mouth with hundreds of teeth is UNDER its body — so it cruises along the ocean bed scooping up prey. Baffled boffins say whole reindeer and polar bear heads have also been found in stomachs of the deep-sea monsters, which can be 26ft long. They are cannibalistic but their flesh...
  • Russian scientists make rare find of 'blood' in mammoth

    05/29/2013 4:21:52 PM PDT · by dsrtsage · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 5/29/2013
    Russian scientists claimed Wednesday they have discovered blood in the carcass of a woolly mammoth, adding that the rare find could boost their chances of cloning the prehistoric animal. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-05-russian-scientists-rare-blood-mammoth.html
  • Animal Planet ‘documentary’ persuades many Twitter users that mermaids are real (LIV alert)

    05/27/2013 7:21:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    #mermaids are real, you are closed minded if you think something like that couldn't exist. 🌺🌊— Miranda Comisky (@mirandakittyy) May 27, 2013
  • NOAA: “Mermaids Don’t Exist”, CDC: “How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse” – What’s Next?

    07/06/2012 8:52:49 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 10 replies
    Daily Disruption ^ | 7/4/12 | Daily Disruption News Desk
    The United States government has assured its citizens that, much like zombies, mermaids probably do not exist, saying in an official post: “No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.” “Mermaids — those half-human, half-fish sirens of the sea — are legendary sea creatures,” read the online statement from the National Ocean Service (NOS). The agency, charged with responding to natural hazards, received letters inquiring about the existence of the sea maidens after the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet network broadcast “Mermaids: The Body Found” in May. The show “paints a wildly convincing picture of the existence of mermaids, what...
  • Bigfoot in S.C.? | Experts: ‘it’s the real deal’[South Carolina]

    04/14/2008 10:26:30 AM PDT · by BGHater · 97 replies · 382+ views
    The State ^ | 13 Apr 2008 | RANDY BURNS
    ‘It’ attacked a van in Bishopville and attracted a Bigfoot-hunting team to the state BISHOPVILLE — Something apparently attacked Bob and Dixie Rawson’s van in the early morning hours of Feb. 28. The Rawsons live about two miles southeast of downtown Bishopville. They woke up Feb. 28 to find the front fender of their 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan chewed up, bite marks through the front grill, wheels on both sides bitten and metal crumpled in a wad. There was also blood on the front and sides of the car. While there has been no “official” sighting of the Lizard Man...
  • Idaho Professor To Hunt Bigfoot With Drones

    05/08/2013 8:07:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | May 03, 2013 | CJ Lotz
    Idaho Professor To Hunt Bigfoot With Drones Jeff Meldrum, an anthropologist at Idaho State University, is spending $200,000 to scan the Cascades with drones. The unmanned aircraft will use thermal imaging equipment to peer through thick forest in search of Sasquatch. "We're simply asking a biological question: Is there a species of primate behind the legend of Sasquatch?" he said. Other professors in the field have called any questions about Bigfoot a “waste of time.”