Skip to comments.Inside one man's quest to photograph the elusive 'Iliamna Lake monster'
Posted on 07/13/2020 10:38:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Tim La Porte, owner of Iliamna Air Taxi, vividly remembers seeing it in July 1977 as he and passengers banked near the lake's surface. The group spotted something very fish-like for a few seconds, maybe 15 feet long based on the size of a nearby skiff.
"It arched its back and hit the water, which was glassy calm, and this wake radiated out from the great big splash," he said. "We saw a great, big tail going sideways, back and forth, going down."
"I don't believe it's a whale, and it didn't act like the seals we've seen for years, so who knows," he said.
Wright said this June he plans to lower what will be the first deep-water video camera used to find the animal, part of an $8,000 system he purchased.
Stigar has volunteered to operate it.
Wright says he'll collect water samples in search of DNA. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have offered to help identify sleeper sharks or other known animals that might be in Iliamna, Wright said.
"If we see a new species, that would be pretty fascinating," Wright said. "And if I find a sleeper shark, that's worth the effort too. There will be plenty of questions about why they're there and how do they make a living."
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I've begun to think the lockdown has gone on too long. :^).
Maybe it’s a Nicaraguan Freshwater Shark!.........................
“There will be plenty of questions about...how do they make a living.”
They’re card sharks, obviously! ;)
I remember enjoying watching “The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove”, 1971.
I remember seeing that, and having a terrible nightmare about the Strange Monster of Strawberry Shortcake. Changed my whole outlook on desserts.
Someone is going to have to *deal* with this monster! And pronto!
Nessie looks and laughs.
“The Soots have been looking for me for decades, and I’m still here, using that same periscope with an Eel’s Head tied to it, just to tease them.”
Soots = Scots.
Now being developed into a way to trace deep sea fisheries:
One such tool which has undergone explosive development over the past few years is the analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA). Advances in genetics and genomics, which include a variety of technologies and tools, are now providing us with the ability to increase knowledge about existing data collections, fill data gaps in existing methodology, and in some cases possibly replace current methods in a cost-effective and sustainable way.
eDNA methodology has already shown significant potential for cost-effective mapping and monitoring of the composition of species communities, pathogens and harmful algae blooms, and the effects of aquaculture of shellfish on biodiversity, and is now also being used to determine population structure and species/population identification of marine mammals.
One of the world’s largest sockeye lakes - and part of the multi-million fish yearly Bristol Bay sockeye run
Thanks for the post, I love articles like this!
Haggis the Scots haven't been any more successful about finding theirs.
The Soots have been looking for me for decades, and I'm still here, using that same periscope with an Eel's Head tied to it, just to tease them.
LOL! It doesn't take much to fool 'em. Hey, it's okay to hit my my own ancestors.
Thanks texas booster!
Who's fishin' who? :^)
Sorry, one of the few English rules (whom, him, her as objects of sentence) that is consistent and, yet, no native English speaker follows it.
You all drive me crazy.
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