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RE: Kraken vs. Ichthyosaurs

On Sun, Oct 16th, 2011 at 2:20 AM, Erik Boehm <erikboehm07@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have a feeling that BS like this is how myths got started millennia ago.

The natural proclivity for fishermen to exaggerate has probably resulted in 
many 'sea monster' 
stories. A 7m giant octopus can become a 70m ship-eater in just a few 
retellings of the tale. Not 
that you'd have to exaggerate much if you sighted a 17m oarfish though.

Regarding the Triassic kraken; I believe a book is in the works, to be 
published in Britain, that will 
argue that this particular kraken was exibiting pathological behaviour. 

The book will cost six quid.


Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj