155 Million Year Old Sea Monster Revealed

Written by on July 17, 2011 in Marine Life

A recent article from National Geographic introduces the skull of an ancient, giant “sea monster.”  This creature, a pliosaur, was alive about 155 million years ago and had a jaw strong enough to snap a car in half, according to the U.K.’s Dorset County Museum.  The skull is 7.9 feet long with a short neck and razor-sharp teeth.  For more information, here’s the article about this newly revealed creature.

If ancient sea monsters interest you, check out this timeline called Monsters of the Ancient Sea by National Geographic.

 

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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