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  • Rare Pacific footballfish washes up on San Diego beach

    11/29/2021 11:32:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    UPI ^ | NOV. 24, 2021 / 3:32 PM | By Ben Hooper
    VIDEO AT LINK.................. Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A visitor to a San Diego beach snapped photos when he came across something unusual -- a deep sea-dwelling Pacific footballfish washed up on the sand. Jay Beiler said he thought initially that the creature he spotted at Black's Beach, in the Torrey Pines area of San Diego, was a jellyfish. "Then I went and looked at it a little more carefully, and some other people were gathered around it, too, and then I saw that it was this very unusual fish," Beiler told KNSD-TV. Beiler estimated the creature was about a foot...
  • A man on a California beach thought he saw a jellyfish. It was a rare deep sea monster.

    11/30/2021 4:08:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Tue, November 30, 2021 | Asha C. Gilbert
    A man saw something out of a nightmare when a deep sea monster washed up on a San Diego beach. According to KGTV, Jay Beiler was walking on Black's Beach on Nov. 13 when he spotted a scary-looking fish he thought was a jellyfish. A closer look revealed it was a Pacific footballfish – a fish that lives in the Pacific Ocean at depths of 2,000 to 3,300 feet where sunlight doesn't penetrate, according to the California Academy of Sciences. They have needle-sharp teeth that point inward, and some male footballfish attach themselves to females as "sexual parasites," losing all...
  • Is Nessie on her hols? Now there are sightings of the Loch Ness Monster off the coast of the Isle of Wight

    11/25/2021 9:58:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/6 | Abe Hawken
    A new photograph showing a moving object in the middle of the Solent has caused eyewitnesses to question if it was the Loch Ness Monster enjoying a holiday. The extraordinary sighting of three humps bobbing up and down in the water comes just days after a similar shape was spotted in The Thames by the O2 Arena in London. The picture - taken 630 miles away from Loch Ness - has resulted in Trevor and Jo Wilde questioning if it was Nessie swimming past. Three humps emerged from the water as the Nessie-shaped creature - first brought to the world's...
  • Man Claims He Was Stalked by Terrifying ‘Dog Man’ Monster in Australian Outback

    11/22/2021 12:53:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | The Sun November 22, 2021 | Katie Davies
    A man has bizarrely claimed he was stalked by a terrifying “dog man” monster in the Australian outback – and even says he has picture “proof”. The fisherman, called John, wildly claims he was left “petrified for a month” after encountering the supposed “half-dog, half-human creature” on two separate occasions. Speaking on the Believe: Paranormal & UFO Podcast, the Aussie insisted he was “followed” by what he has branded a “dog man” – and claims he “thought he was going to be killed”.
  • Check Out This Eerie, Alien-Like Squid Captured Gliding in The Gulf of Mexico

    11/19/2021 8:06:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 18 NOVEMBER 2021 | NICOLETTA LANESE
    A still of an adult bigfin squid caught on camera. (NOAA Ocean Exploration) A ghostly squid with huge, iridescent fins and funky, elbow-like bends in its tentacles is rarely seen, but scientists recently captured stunning footage of the elusive animal during an expedition in the Gulf of Mexico. To date, there have been fewer than 20 confirmed sightings of this deep-sea cephalopod, known as a bigfin squid (Magnapinna), and this recent sighting adds one more to the list, according to a statement from NOAA Ocean Exploration. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists spotted the elusive squid on their recent...
  • Famous Discovery of Four-Legged Snake Fossil Turns Out to Have a Twist in The Tale

    11/18/2021 11:14:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | November 18, 2021 | MICHELLE STARR
    An artistic reconstruction of Tetrapodophis amplectus in an aquatic environment. (Julius Csotonyi) In 2015, paleontologists announced a stunning discovery. Preserved in Cretaceous rock from Brazil was the complete skeleton of a beast resembling a snake, but with one significant addition: four tiny, almost vestigial legs. This marked something of a paleontological 'holy grail'. The beast, which they named Tetrapodophis amplectus, was the missing link between snakes and lizards. There's just one problem. According to a new analysis of the remains, Tetrapodophis (from the Greek, meaning "four-legged snake") is not a snake at all, but a species of extinct marine lizard...
  • Scientists Discover Unknown Plant Species Growing on Australia's Sacred Uluru

    11/17/2021 10:01:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 17 NOVEMBER 2021 | DAVID NIELD
    Scientists have made what is being described as a once-in-a-lifetime discovery, finding a new plant species on the giant rock of Uluru in Australia. What's more, the fig has been hiding in plain sight for years. Ficus desertorum, or the desert fig, is the name that's been given to the new plant. Before now, it was believed to belong in a sub-category of Ficus brachypoda, a species of fig tree found extensively in the northern and central parts of Australia. A closer look has revealed that this is in fact its own distinct species, with its own distinct regional habitat....
  • Cougar sightings creeping up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

    11/09/2021 11:12:02 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 8, 2021
    DETROIT (AP) — More cougar sightings are being confirmed in Michigan, although wildlife officials aren’t certain yet whether that means more of the animals are reclaiming the area as their home. Ten sightings of cougars, also known as pumas or mountain lions, have been confirmed so far this year by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, all in the state’s Upper Peninsula, compared with 15 last year. The most recent sighting in Michigan, confirmed by the agency in October, was on Sept. 16, when a photo was captured of a cougar in southern Dickinson County. The increase in confirmed reports...
  • Intertidal: Truth Behind Casco Bay’s Sea Monster May Be Stranger Than Fiction

    11/06/2021 9:47:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Press Herald ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2021 | Susan Olcott
    Sea monsters in Casco Bay? As with many bodies of water, there are legends about strange creatures lurking beneath Casco Bay as well. Our local monster is known as Cassie and is apparently serpent-like in her form. Cassie was first sighted back in 1779 by a young sailor named Edward Preble. Fast forward nearly 200 years to 1958 when a fisherman described a similar serpent-like creature he saw that turned its head in response to the repeated blow of the foghorn. Apparently, Cassie is a long-lived serpent! The depths of this story can be plumbed at Portland’s International Cryptozoology Museum...
  • 'Cute Cryptid.' Fresno Nightcrawler Is a Paranormal Darling With Supernatural Fandom

    10/30/2021 11:16:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28 | Carmen Kohlruss
    The Fresno Nightcrawler — often described as walking, ghostly pants — is known far beyond California's central San Joaquin Valley. It's become a darling of the cryptids — creatures typically described as mythological in nature, whose existence are widely considered unproven. "It's up there with Chupacabra, the Mothman and Bigfoot," said Michael Banti, founder of Weird Fresno, about the Fresno Nightcrawler's popularity. "It's very niche. It seems to be bigger outside of Fresno than inside."
  • 'Penis snakes' are moving into Florida: Several legless amphibians from South America have been spotted in a canal near the Miami International Airport

    07/30/2021 11:00:45 AM PDT · by algore · 41 replies
    An obscure, legless amphibian, colloquially referred to by some as a 'penis snake,' is the latest invasive species to make its way to South Florida. Formally known as a caecilian, these creatures are native to Colombia and Venezuela, but several have been pulled from the Tamiami Canal near the Miami International Airport. Caecilians can range in size from a few inches to five feet long and have extremely poor eyesight - their name translates to 'blind ones' in Latin. This could be just another non-native species in the South Florida mix.'
  • Welcome to Miami? A weird-looking, noodle-shaped animal was just found in a canal

    07/28/2021 6:12:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 41 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 28 July 2021 | MADELEINE MARR
    Weird, noodle-shaped amphibians (pronounced “Sicilians”) have been found in the Tamiami Canal, the first discovery of its kind seen in the United States, according to a new report from the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. whose name comes from the Latin word “caecus,” meaning “blind,” due to their small or nonexistent eyes. Caecilians have sensory “tentacles” located on their head that may help them find food. The aquatic, limbless, worm-like animals belong to an ancient order of amphibians that has been around since even before the dinosaurs. The species that was found in Miami is a Rio Cauca...
  • ‘Loch Ness Monster’ Spotted Again! This Time on Drone Footage

    09/25/2021 10:53:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2021 | Mary Kay Linge
    A British outdoorsman paddling through Scotland’s Loch Ness for a long-distance charity canoe trip may have inadvertently captured drone footage of the fabled Loch Ness Monster. “The last thing I want to do is make a Nessie claim,” Richard Mavor told The Post. “I’m the most skeptical of people. But watching this I think yeah, there’s something a bit strange here.” The video image taken last month of a long, thin form just beneath the water’s surface was so fleeting that Mavor, 54, didn’t notice it when he posted it Sept. 1.
  • Strange Animal Reportedly Caught on Trail Camera Near Baton Rogue, Louisiana

    07/26/2021 12:57:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    HOT107.9 ^ | July 26, 2021 | Chris Reed
    Imagine walking through the woods and seeing this. Howard Martin posted this photo on Facebook and now many are doing their best to identify this very strange animal. The photo was reportedly taken near St. Francisville, north of Baton Rogue, in Louisiana and it shows a four-legged animal, with no fur, hopping over a branch. Some on social media have suggested that this animal may be a coyote with mange, while others say that it may be another breed of animal that is sick. Now, because this is on the internet, like you, we too will approach this photo with...
  • First Tasmanian Devils Born in Australian Mainland in 3,000 Years

    05/31/2021 12:29:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    MAY 26, 2021 | Daniel Uria
    Tasmanian devils were born in mainland Australia for the first time in 3,000 years, wildlife charity Aussie Ark announced. The non-profit announced in an Instagram post Monday that seven Tasmanian devil joeys were born at Barrington Wildlife Sanctuary after the species died out in the country due to predators and disease. "We have been working tirelessly for the better part of 10 years to return devils to the wild of mainland Australia with the hope that they would establish a sustainable population," the Aussie Ark said. "We had been watching them from afar until it was time to step in...
  • Oklahoma lawmaker: $3 million bounty for live Bigfoot capture

    05/28/2021 9:22:31 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 12 replies
    KWCH ^ | 5/27/21 | KWCH Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY (KWCH) — An Oklahoma lawmaker is offering the world a chance to come in and find Bigfoot. At the end of the legislative session, Rep. Justin Humphrey (R) re-upped on a bill he filed in January which would establish a “bigfoot hunting season.” Humphrey has not said whether or not he believes in the elusive creature, but he said a documentary filmed in Oklahoma and a $3 million reward for anyone who “humanely” captures Bigfoot alive will drive interest and tourism for the Honobia Bigfoot Festival, Oct. 1-2. “We’re wanting the whole world to come to southeastern Oklahoma,...
  • Parasite grants ants "eternal youth" – but there's a dark side

    05/21/2021 12:17:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    https://newatlas.com ^ | May 19, 2021 | By Michael Irving
    A tapeworm has been found to bestow the gift of a long, lazy life on a species of Temnothorax ant ... but it's not all good news [Gilles San Martin/Wikipedia Commons under CC 3.0] ======================================================================== Eternal youth is the first thing many of us might wish for if we stumbled onto a genie or a magic monkey’s paw, but there’s always a catch. Now, scientists have discovered a version of this story playing out in ant nests, as parasites drastically extend the lifespan of worker ants – at a terrible cost. By definition, parasites are bad news for the host,...
  • Long-Lost Letter Reveals Einstein Predicted The Discovery of Animal Super Senses

    05/13/2021 9:30:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | 13 MAY 2021 | CARLY CASSELLA
    Decades before we knew birds could 'see' Earth's magnetic field, Albert Einstein was discussing the possibility of undiscovered super senses in his fan mail. A long-lost letter from the famous scientist to an inquiring engineer in 1949 has turned out to be extraordinarily prescient in both the field of biology and physics. The original enquiry from engineer Glyn Davys, which started the correspondence, has since been lost, but judging from Einstein's reply, Davys' question had something to do with animal perception and what it can tell us about the physical world. "It is thinkable that the investigation of the behaviour...
  • Antarctica mystery: Melting ice uncovers huge remains of 'ancient creature' on Google Maps

    01/24/2021 1:38:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Sat, Jan 16, 2021 | Oli Smith
    MELTING ICE in Antarctica has exposed a mysterious skeleton, sparking claims that the creature found on Google Maps could be a "dinosaur frozen in time".The mysterious skeleton of a creature has been found on Google Maps in Antarctica in footage which has since gone viral. YouTuber Michael Bradbury, who hosts the conspiracy channel MrMBB333, suggested that the skeleton remains indicated a dinosaur which had been preserved in the Antarctic ice. The video has recorded nearly 300,000 views, sparking fierce debate among conspiracy theorists online. The video was titled 'Antarctica Melting Ice MAY have revealed ANCIENT skeletal remains fully INTACT! Rare...
  • Bizarre 'worm tornado' in New Jersey has scientists baffled

    04/02/2021 10:53:07 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    livescience.com ^ | 3/29/21 | Mindy Weisberger
    Spring rains often bring scores of earthworms to the surface, where they writhe on top of soil and sidewalks. But recently, heavy rainfall in a town near New York City was followed by something a little more unusual: a wormnado. A resident of Hoboken, New Jersey was out for a morning walk in a park near the Hudson River on March 25, when she spotted hundreds of worms spread along the walkway. The woman, who asked not to be identified, told Live Science that after her initial surprise she noticed something even more bizarre — a number of the worms...