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Thought this was interesting. Maybe the Scots let Nessie out of Loch ness....

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/americas/07/02/chile.science.reut/index.html

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That's one big jelly fish!!! I bet a 40 ft. long grey mass of tissue smells awful.. I pity the fool that has to dissect, analyze, and study it!!!!

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The more we learn, the less we know, glad that nature still has surprises for us.

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It has to make you wonder what is still out there!! I was diving in the Florida keys with a dive buddy and we came up on a sand worm that had to be atleast 10-12 ft. long. We thought we were looking at an underwater cable at first until it moved. Makes you wonder.

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Yes it is fascinating what could or might be in the unknown.

I ran across this today, while not as spectacular as the link above. Some of their haul is definitely interesting....

http://www.oceans.gov.au/norfanz/

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AFP Photo http://story.news.yahoo.com/fc?cid=34&tmpl=fc&in=Science&cat=Whales_and_Whaling
Experts Say Beached 'Blob' a Sperm Whale
(Reuters) - Chilean scientists said on Friday their study of a huge blob of flesh found on a Pacific beach about three weeks ago concluded it was the carcass of a sperm whale, ending speculation of a giant octopus. Scientists have been baffled by the 40-foot-long mass of gelatinous tissue found on a remote beach in southern Chile, with initial hunches ranging from whale blubber to a disputed species of giant octopus. Researchers at the Museum of Natural History in Santiago were the first to reach a conclusion after analyzing samples of the decaying specimen and finding glands of a sperm whale. More... Oh well maybe nature has no surprises !

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That's too bad, thought maybe it would be clear evidence of monster squid.

I imagine a post-mortem on a smelly sperm whale corpse isn't exactly a roaring good time.

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