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Live plesiosaurs: weighing the evidence

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In the Mouth of Madness
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« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2011, 04:24:37 pm »

To clinch the deal, biochemical analysis of samples taken from the specimen have also confirmed its shark identity. The same reasoning applies to all of the other carcasses washed up on shorelines around the world. Corpses are washed up all the time, in various states of decay. It is telling that only the most decomposed ones are considered to be plesiosaurs. It is also interesting to note that no plesiosaur carcasses have ever been washed up on the banks of Lock Ness. A block of five plesiosaur vertebrae were reported from the banks of Loch Ness in 2003, but although nobody has puplicly taken responsibility, the specimen was clearly planted as a hoax or publicity stunt, or left there by accident: the vertebrae were not recent bones, but fossilised remains preserved in a rock type that originated many miles away from Loch Ness. (see:
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