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Giant kraken lair discovered

Phys.org - Mon 10 Oct 11

Long before whales, the oceans of Earth were roamed by a very different kind of air-breathing leviathan. Snaggle-toothed ichthyosaurs larger than school buses swam at the top of the Triassic ...

Giant kraken lair discovered, Biology News - Mon 10 Oct 11
Giant kraken lair discovered, e! Science News - Mon 10 Oct 11
Giant Kraken Lair Discovered, Science Blog - Mon 10 Oct 11
Giant 'kraken' lair discovered: Cunning sea monster that preyed on ichthyosaurs, ScienceDaily - Mon 10 Oct 11
Giant kraken lair discovered, Eurekalert - Mon 10 Oct 11

Did an Ancient Kraken Create Its Own Friends? What About a Modern Jellyfish?

Popular Science - Tue 11 Oct 11

Triassic Fossils and Modern Suckers The alignment and etching on the bones of the Shonisaurs (left) suggested another creature arranged them purposefully. A paleontologist theorizes it was meant ...

Sea monster: 100ft 'Kraken' exists, claims scientist Mark McMenamin

Daily Mail - Tue 11 Oct 11

Researcher Mark McMenamin, a paleontologist at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, said markings on a pattern of lizard bones (pictured) shows the Kraken did exist.

Kraken: Scientist Mark McMenamin claims existence of mythical 100ft sea monster, Daily Mail - Tue 11 Oct 11
Could this be the lair of the Kraken? Scientist claims existence of mythical 100ft sea monster that ate the ocean's biggest predators for breakfast, Daily Mail - Mon 10 Oct 11

The giant, prehistoric squid that ate common sense

Ars Technica - Tue 11 Oct 11

We have a serious problem with science journalism. A big one, in fact, and today that problem takes the form of a giant, prehistoric squid with tentacles so formidable that it has sucked the ...

Lair of Ancient 'Kraken' Sea Monster Possibly Discovered

FOXNews - Mon 10 Oct 11

A giant sea monster, the likes of the mythological kraken, may have swum Earth's ancient oceans, snagging what was thought to be the sea's top predators -- school bus-size ichthyosaurs with ...

'Kraken' ancient lair shows signs of a vicious predator

ZME Science - Mon 10 Oct 11

Hundreds of millions of years ago the Earth surface and oceans were inhabited by fierce predators of huge proportions by today’s standards. In those times, more than ever maybe, the saying ...

Triassic 'Kraken' may have created self-portrait

TG Daily - Mon 10 Oct 11

Back in the Triassic, giant octopi were killing and eating ichthyosaurs - and arranging their bones in pretty patterns, says a Mount Holyoke College paleontologist. read more

Mythical Kraken May Have Been Real

Laboratory Equipment - Tue 11 Oct 11

Ichthyosaurs were thought to be at the top of the Triassic Period ocean food chain but a researcher thinks there was an even larger sea monster that preyed on ichthyosaurs: the kraken.

Mega-octopus may topple ichthyosaur from top of Triassic food chain

Science a Go Go - Mon 10 Oct 11

The neatly arranged fossilized vertebrae from a number of bus-sized ichthyosaurs could actually be a self portrait composed by a very large prehistoric octopus predator previously unknown to ...

Giant Kraken Lair Found In Nevada

RedOrbit - Mon 10 Oct 11

Mount Holyoke College paleontologist Mark McMenamin said on Monday a dig-site at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada contains evidence of a new sea creature that preyed on 45-foot-long ichthyosaurs. ...