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the WWD kool-aid
> The WWD "Liopleurodon" was 25m and 150 tonnes. Well, had been if it
> hadn't been a computer animation.
And that's the real beef with that segment, besides using Liopleurodon as the
which the record shows did not get nearly that big - but that undescribed
the UK and now the artic find show that the dimensions of pliosaurs may in fact
approached that for length/width ........
but the 150 tons statement when I watched my DVD the first time made me
out my juice into my lap!
How did they extrapolate that figure??
Being somewhat familiar with small training submarines and THEIR gross
this was so totally off-the-wall that it damaged an otherwise (fanciful) very
entertaining and good-for-public-awareness documentary.
Even 50 tons for the biggest pliosaur finds seems stretching it, IMTAO.