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  • Well-preserved dinosaur skeleton found in Europe—2011

    German paleontologists have discovered what they believe is the best-preserved dinosaur skeleton ever found in Europe. Some 98 percent of the fossil found in the southern state of Bavaria is intact, and it will soon be placed on display for a short time in Munich.

    The discovery of young, unnamed dinosaur fossils is rare, but on Wednesday researchers in southern German state of Bavaria announced they had uncovered an almost perfect specimen. The flesh-eating member of the theropod subgroup, which walked on its hind legs, is among the best preserved specimens of its kind worldwide, said Oliver Rauhut, conservator of Bavaria's state paleontological and geological collections (BSPG) in Munich.

    The fossil found in the central Bavarian community of Kelheim is about 98 percent complete, and also includes preserved bits of skin. Rauhut told the German news aganecy DPA that the fossil of of outstanding scientific importance

    A number of similar fossils have been found in China, he said, but they are not as well-preserved. "From far away they often look complete," he said. "But up close one sees that the bone preservation is not that great."

    Well preserved dino skeleton from Bavaria

    ‘The Lost World’ movie remarkably up to date

    The BBC’s recent production of Arthur The Lost World videoConan Doyle’s ‘The Lost World’, filmed on several of New Zealand’s West Coast locations last summer ( 2001-02) was quickly screened in New Zealand and is now available on video in the shops. The story is about English explorers who find a tribe of people living with dinosaurs deep in the Amazon jungle, represented in this production by parts of Kahurangi and Paparoa Nationl Parks, and Lake Mahinapua. The explorers, are members of the Royal Society, and the story shows just how the society responds to certain evidence.

    The film is a follow-up to the evolutionary ‘Walking With Dinosaurs’series, which showed monsters roaming other parts of the West Coast landscape, including the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki. One of the star actors, James Fox, is a Christian, converted through the ministry of The Navigators in Britain. He plays an evolutionary scientist who gets a real wake-up call!

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book, published in the 19th century, has fired the imaginations of not a few people, and prompted them to consider the possibility of dinosaurs living today in some remote part of the world. One person influenced by this book was explorer Dr William Gibbons, who has led a number of expeditions to Africa, searching for reported dinosaurian monsters.

     


    Two drift-fishermen in a small boat encounter a beast in Chesapeake Bay, USA

    . Submitted to this site 21/11/01.

    In September of 1985, my best friend and myself were going on a fishing trip in the Chesapeake Bay. We left a public boat ramp in the Willoughby section of Norfolk, VA., near the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. It was about 11:30 am when we departed. It was a beautiful weekday, and there was little boat traffic near the tunnel. My friend and I were both police officers at the time. The boat we were in was a 15 ft. runabout with a 35 hp. motor.

    We stopped our boat just east of the tunnel, near Fort Wool, on the south side of the main channel, and began drift fishing for flounder. We caught about 23 fish, averaging about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds. We were having a great day. At about 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, the tide was high and the current was moving east along the channel.

    We were about a quarter to a half mile east of the Fort Wool island (manmade), when one of us looked back toward the island and saw a large creature swirl the water in an eddy. There was a lot of trash and debris that had collected in the swirling eddy, deposited by the outgoing current. We could not make out what the creature was. We only saw the back of it briefly. It did not have any fins on it. About 15 minutes later, off to the right of our stern and out in the channel, we observed what appeared to be a long neck and small-headed creature sticking up out of the water, about 75 ft. away. I remember asking my friend what he thought he thought it was. He said that he thought it might be a turtle. I remarked that I had never seen a turtle with an 8 ft. neck. The animal then submerged as I was looking away. I had seen the side of its neck and head, it was looking away from us at an angle, to the northeast.

    It was a startling experience, but we continued fishing. About 15 to 20 minutes later, I was baiting my hook, when my friend shouted at me, he was startled that he had something big on! His rod bent over sharply, and his fishing line crossed from the right of our stern to the left, at a steady pace. Something big was on, but I couldn’t understand what kind of fish that large would bite his squid bait. Suddenly, the water behind us, about 15 ft. away, burst upward in an explosion!

    Out rose a small headed creature with about an 8 ft. neck. It had a large, oval- shaped body, with large diamond-shaped fins in the front. I could not see the back end of the animal. It thrust its fins in the water, rapidly propelling it forward, my friend’s fishing line draped across its chest, between its neck and its fins. It made several violent thrusts, and quickly dove down in the water. A large wave slammed the back of our boat. Stunned, I jumped up and attempted to raise our anchor, only then realizing we didn’t have it down, as we were drift fishing. My friend grabbed the coil on his motor, pulling the starter. We quickly started the motor and hastily left the area. We sped to a point about 150 ft.off the Willoughby Beach shoreline, and near the tunnel. In a state of shock, we looked at each other. My friend asked me if we should report the incident. I said, “No! Who would believe us, and anyway, we would be discredited as police officers.” It was several years before I or he would talk about this incident again.

    To see things which are not supposed to be is a haunting and thought-provoking experience. I hope everyone who reads this account of my experience will do so with an open mind.

    Thank you,
    Chesapeake, VA

    About Cheasapeake Bay: Largest inlet in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the eastern United States. Created by the submergence of the lower courses of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries, it is 193 miles (311 km) long and 3 to 25 miles (5 to 40 km) wide. The southern part of the bay is bordered by Virginia and its northern part by Maryland. Its entrance from the Atlantic is flanked by Cape Charles to the north and Cape Henry to the south. Besides the Susquehanna, major rivers emptying into the bay include the James, York, Rappahannock, Potomac, and Patuxent from the west and the Wicomico, Nanticoke, Choptank, and Chester from the east. Most of the bay’s irregular eastern shore is low and marshy, while the straighter western shore consists, for long distances, of cliffs.

    The William Preston Lane, Jr., Memorial Bridge spans the upper bay near Annapolis, Md. It was opened to traffic in 1952 and is 4 miles (6.4 km) long. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was completed across the lower bay in 1964. The bay forms part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

    Baltimore is the chief port on the upper (northern) portion of the bay. The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal connects the head of the bay with the Delaware River estuary. The port group of Hampton Roads, around Norfolk, Va., at the mouth of the James River, exports coal and tobacco. An important naval base is located at Norfolk.

    Until the latter half of the 20th century, Chesapeake Bay’s sheltered, nutrient-rich waters supported vast populations of fish, shellfish, and other marine life. Commercial fishing and recreational activities abounded. By the 1970s, however, residential and industrial development of the surrounding land had led to significant pollution of the bay by sewage, industrial wastes, and sediment. Commercial fishing dropped off sharply during the 1970s and into the 1980s, as did recreational use of the bay. Various projects have been undertaken in an effort to reverse the environmental damage that the bay has suffered.—(Encyclopaedia Britannica)

    June 11, 2001—Lake monster sighted in Papua New Guinea

    This year, two accounts of a sighting of a lake monster in the Lake Murray area of Papua New Guinea have come to light, reported in the first instance in Papua New Guinea’s Independent newspaper, and relayed by Creation magazine.

    First account: On December 11, 1999, villagers travelling in a canoe reported seeing a ‘dinosaur-like reptile’wading in shallow water near Boboa. The following day, a Seventh Day Adventist pastor and a church elder say they saw the animal not far from the first sighting.

    The creature is described as having a body ‘as long as a dump truck’and nearly two metres wide, with a long neck and a long, slender tail. It was walking on two hind legs ‘as thick as coconut palm tree trunks’ and had two smaller forelegs. The head was similar in shape to a cow’s head, with large eyes and ‘sharp teeth as long as fingers.’The skin was likened to that of a crocodile, and the creature had ‘largish triangular scoops on the back.’

    Second account: In June, 2000 a visitor to Irian Jaya (Indonesian side of the border with Papua New Guinea) heard an account from a missionary who said that the locals told stories of a large beast. When one of the missionaries took a book of dinosaurs, and showed it to them they pointed out in the book the creature they had seen. The report did not say which dinosaur was identified.

    Below: Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea
    Papua New Guinea, showing Lake Murray


    Pterosaur

    In 1934 there were reports of farmers near Syracuse, in Sicily, being menaced by a huge and unusual snake that looked much like a dinosaur. Hunting parties were organised, and it was killed.—Dragons, a Natural History by Dr Karl Shuker, 1995, Aurum Press Ltd, London.

    The painting, like most others, and even the movie Jurassic Park does not show dermal frills, which are a feature of dragon drawings and sculptures. Dermal frills, not unlike the frills of some lizards and even the common rooster's comb, have been observed by people in Cameroon on Mokele M'bembe.