Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Massive sea monster 4tw!

Saw the link to this article on Mark Chadbourn's blog:

"A giant fossil sea monster found in the Arctic and known as "Predator X" had a bite that would make T-Rex look feeble, scientists said Monday.

The 50 ft (15 metre) long Jurassic era marine reptile had a crushing 33,000 lbs (15 tonnes) per square inch bite force, the Natural History Museum of Oslo University said of the new find on the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard."

Awesome. I've always loved stuff like this - the prehistoric seas were full of totally screwed-up creatures.


Alex said...

LOL: who named it 'Predator X'? Must be a Sci-Fi fan

James said...

Probably. Or is that SyFy?

ediFanoB said...

There are a lot more: seamonsters

Francisco Norega said...

lol I think SyFy is the correct term xD

And... WOW! It's so huge :O At least it's extinct... Or maybe not! We never know, when we're talking about Fantasy & "SyFy" xD

Alex said...

It'd be great if this was just an outrageous media stunt for a movie named 'Predator X' - construct a gigantic fake fossil, bury it in the Arctic, and nudge researchers in the right direction. Would certainly put J.J. Abrams' 'Cloverfield' virals in the shade.

But no, actually, a real monster is a lot better.

Francisco Norega said...


It sounds just like Deception Point xD (Hm, I can't remember the plot, but I remember that someone did bury a meteorite in the Arctic x))