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Thursday, October 05, 2006

'Monster' fossil find in Arctic - BBC NEWS | Science/Nature

Oo. That's gotta smart, getting snapped up by a giant sea-going dinosaur. RAWR!

"Norwegian scientists have discovered a 'treasure trove' of fossils belonging to giant sea reptiles that roamed the seas at the time of the dinosaurs.

The 150 million-year-old fossils were uncovered on the Arctic island chain of Svalbard - about halfway between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole.

The finds belong to two groups of extinct marine reptiles - the plesiosaurs and the ichthyosaurs.

One skeleton has been nicknamed The Monster because of its enormous size.

These animals were the top predators living in what was then a relatively cool, deep sea." (more)

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'Monster' fossil find in Arctic

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