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PLESIOSAURUS SNAGGED IN JAPANESE FISHING NETS!

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« on: October 15, 2011, 03:26:51 pm »

PLESIOSAURUS SNAGGED IN JAPANESE FISHING NETS!



On April 10th, 1977, a Japanese fishing boat off the coast of New Zealand, snagged what appeared to be a possible modern day plesiosaurus in fishing nets 900 feet underwater.

The dead and decaying creature  was 32 feet long and weighed an estimated 4,000 pounds.  The evidence was examined and tested by a group  of Japanese marine scientists and the Director of Animal Research at the National Science Museum of Japan reported, “It seems that these animals are not extinct after all.  It’s impossible for only one to have survived.  There must be a group.”

 

This find was so important that the Japanese honored it with a commemorative postage stamp as the scientific discovery of the year.  The  plesiosaur was even used as the official emblem for the 1977 National Exhibition which celebrated 100 years of scientific discovery.


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This should not surprise us as there have been numerous sightings of these “sea monsters”.  The Navy ship U.S.S. Stein apparently tangled with a huge creature when its’ sonar equipment suddenly stopped working.  When the captain headed the ship back for repairs at Long Beach Naval Dockyard, it was discovered that the rubber covering that protected the sonar dome was torn and battered with hundreds of sharp, hollow teeth broken off and still in the covering.

It is interesting that many reports of “sea serpents” were reported during WW1 such as this description by Captain Georg von Forstner: “On July 20, 1915, our U28 torpedoed the British steamer Iberian carrying a rich cargo in the North Atlantic.  The steamer sank quickly, the bow sticking almost vertically into the air.  When it had gone for about twenty-five seconds there was a violent explosion.  A little later pieces of wreckage, and among them a gigantic sea animal (writhing and struggling wildly), was shot out of the water to a height of 60 to 100 feet.”

The Bible also speaks of sea creatures of such immense size that they “play” with the ships at sea.  Job 41 calls this interesting creature the “leviathan” and it is described as so strong and large that no man can capture it or control it.  Were these sea creatures prehistoric or do they continue to dwell in the seas?  There is more to read on this fascinating subject with recommended reading and documentation:

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"On April 10th, 1977, a Japanese fishing boat off the coast of New Zealand, snagged what appeared to be a possible modern day plesiosaurus in fishing nets 900 feet underwater.  The oceans are still an unknown frontier. What kind of creatures are there that still may be lurking in the depths of the seas? What did Japanese fishing boats snag in their nets? Is it possible that a group of plesiosaurus are still alive in the deep?">
 

 

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Sea-monster or Shark?
An Analysis of a Supposed Plesiosaur Carcass Netted in 1977


© 1997-2007 Glen J. Kuban, gkpaleo@yahoo.com
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Originally published in Reports of the National Center for Science Education , May/June 1997, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 16-28.
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Abstract

A decayed carcass accidentally netted by a Japanese trawler near New Zealand in 1977 has often been claimed by creationists and others to be a likely plesiosaur or prehistoric "sea-monster." Plesiosaurs were a group of long-necked, predatory marine reptiles with four paddle-like limbs, thought to have gone extinct with the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. However, several lines of evidence, including lab results from tissue samples taken from the carcass before it was discarded, strongly point to the specimen being a shark, and most likely a basking shark. This should not be surprising, since basking sharks are known to decompose into "pseudoplesiosaur" forms, and their carcasses have been mistaken for "sea-monsters" many times in the past. Unfortunately, the results of scientific studies on the carcass data received less media attention than the early sensational reports, allowing widespread misconceptions about this case to continue circulating. Therefore, a thorough review of its history and the pertinent evidence is warranted.

On April 25, 1977, a fishing vessel named the Zuiyo-maru of the Taiyo Fishery Company Ltd. was trawling for mackerel about 30 miles east of Christchurch, New Zealand, when a large animal carcass became entangled in its nets at a depth of about 300 meters (almost 1000 feet). As the massive creature, weighing about 4000 pounds, was drawn toward the ship and then hoisted above the deck, assistant production manager Michihiko Yano announced to the captain (Akira Tanaka), "It's a rotten whale!" However, as Yano got a better look at the creature, he became less sure. About 17 other crew members also saw the carcass, some of whom speculated that it might be a giant turtle with the shell peeled off. However, no one on board could say for sure what it was (Aldrich 1977; Koster 1977).

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Figure 1. Four of the photographs taken by Michihiko Yano aboard the Zuiyo-maru on April 25, 1977. A, B. Two front views of the carcass. These were the photos that inspired many to view the carcass as plesiosaur-like. C. The only clear photograph of the back of the carcass, showing an apparent dorsal fin and myocommata along the spine (see Figure 5). D. The carcass on the deck, with the anterior end toward the right. A fifth photograph (not shown) is an almost identical view of the carcass on the deck, and provides no additional information.

Despite the possible scientific significance of the find, the captain and crew agreed that the foul-smelling corpse should be thrown overboard to avoid spoiling the fish catch. However, as the slimy carcass was being maneuvered over the ship in preparation for disposal, it slipped from its ropes and fell suddenly onto the deck. This allowed the 39 year old Yano, a graduate of Yamaguchi Oceanological high school, to examine the creature more closely. Although he was still unable to identify the animal, Yano felt it was definitely unusual, prompting him to take a set of measurements, along with five photographs using a camera borrowed from a shipmate. The total length of the carcass measured 10 meters (about 33 feet). Yano also removed 42 pieces of "**** fiber" from an anterior fin, in hopes of aiding future identification efforts. The creature was then released over the side and sank back into its watery grave. All of this took place within about an hour (Koster 1977). About two months later Yano made a sketch of the carcass, which unfortunately conflicts with some of his own measurements, photographs, and statements (discussed later).

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