A giant, 15-metre Jurassic predator has surfaced from the depths of the Arctic ocean.
From National Geographic:
Dubbed the "the Monster," this newly identified fossil predator is one of the largest marine reptiles ever found, scientists announced today.
The 50-foot-long (15-meter-long) "sea monster" was excavated last summer on's Norways Arctic island of Spitsbergen.
The Monster likely represents the biggest species of pliosaur known to science, said Jørn Hurum, of the Natural History Museum in Oslo, Norway, who led the dig team—and who called the reptile "the T. rex of the ocean."
So how big is this reptile?
Yeah, pretty big.
Aside - I just got back from seeing Sea Monster's at IMAX. The pliosaur in that film is only about 7 metres long.
found via National Geographic and ScienceDaily