Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Mysteries of sea serpent revealed !!!!

sea serpent, mythological and legendary marine animal that traditionally resembles an enormoussnake. The belief in huge creatures that inhabited the deep was widespread throughout the ancient world. In the Old Testament there are several allusions to a primordial combat between God and a monstrous adversary variously named Leviathan or Rahab. Although the references to Leviathan usually indicate a dragon-like creature, the name has also been used to denote a sea monster in general (seedragon). Analogies to this combat are found throughout the ancient Middle East. Babylonian literaturerecords a battle between the god Marduk and the multi-headed serpent-dragon Tiamat, and in Hittitemyth the weather god is victorious over the dragon Illuyankas. Similarly, a Canaanite poem from Ras Shamra (ancient Ugarit) in northern Syria records a battle between the god Baal and a monster called Leviathan.

The sea serpent is unquestionably one of the most enigmatic aquatic monsters of all time. It is mentioned in mythologies and ship crew testimonies throughout the eras of time. Described as a gigantic serpent-like dragon, it is still "observed" today in all regions of the globe. The most famous sea serpent of all is Nessie, a kind of water horse that haunts the Loch Ness lake, in Scotland. A few hundred sightings have been reported!

Because of the plethora of deep lakes, its numerous and interminable rivers, and its three oceans, Canada is rich with fantastic stories involving marine monsters. Each province counts at least one expanse of water where riverside residents have witnessed mysterious and fleeting observations.

Even if they adopt snake, fish or other strange beast forms, do these creatures really exist? Are these species still unknown? 
Prehistoric animals that could have survived throughout the ages? Simple mistakes? Or the product of our imaginations?
Long before the arrival of Europeans on the Pacific coasts, enormous sea serpents existed in Native folklore. Rock engravings, or petroglyphs, found in many sites show this to be true.

The Cadborosaurus owes its name to Cadboro Bay, south of 
Vancouver Island, where there had been many sightings in the 1930’s. On October 5th, 1933, the Victoria Daily Times front page featured an observation of the Cadborosaurus. The tale of this mythical marine monster traveled around the world and became Caddy to its fans.

Strange animals had been sighted, more than three hundred times, on the water’s surface of Lake Champlain, in both Quebec and the United States.

As early as 1609, 
Samuel de Champlain described enigmatic observations in his journal. Even if the explorer’s descriptions correspond to large fish like pikes, the mystery surrounding the Lake Champlain waters is still present.

Many expeditions were organized to further explore the inlets of the lake. A team of scientists had even recorded sound waves, similar to those a whale produces.

From the 1800’s, fossil hunters have discovered the existence of the plesiosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, dating back 160 million years. The impressive size and ferocious appearance of these marine carnivores captivated the public’s imagination.

Even today, many marine reptile fossils are found throughout the world. Numerous testimonies involving marine monsters with strange forms match the plesiosaur description. Could these marine monsters and other sea serpents actually be survivors from the Jurassic era?
Paleontologists believe the plesiosaurs were probably slow swimmers, due to the morphology of their body. However, they were also clever predators because of their flexible neck and strong pointed teeth.

In 1994, the remains of a 2.6 meter (8.5 ft) long plesiosaur was discovered in a mine north of Alberta. In 1999, a 23 meter (75 ft) long ichthyosaur fossil was found north of British Columbia.

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