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    New Predatory Fossil Whale Discovery

    I saw this on Yahoo this morning: link. It is, in my opinion, about the coolest fossil animal discovery in recent memory. It seems like the mammalian analogue of Megalodon, basically.

    This article has a good image of its skull: link.

    It's about freakin' time that Leviathan was used as a genus name, I think.


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    That's awesome...and one bigass whale, too!
    It's amazing to think how many lost species in time there are that we may never even know about.

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    Somewhere, a B-movie producer is celebrating with champagne and fireworks...finally, a new sea monster on the scene...

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    O ye of little faith, there is no such creature mentioned in the Bible.

    Satan, you trickster!

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    When I was younger I used to wish that all the dinosaurs were alive now.

    But things like that and the Megalodon make me very happy that they are long gone. The thought of being on a ferry or a cruise liner and seeing something with teeth the size of whales swimming towards me is something that I find quite scary.

    Still, it does have an awesome sounding name that I agree is about time it was used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp! View Post

    But things like that and the Megalodon make me very happy that they are long gone. The thought of being on a ferry or a cruise liner and seeing something with teeth the size of whales swimming towards me is something that I find quite scary.
    Yeah, and don't forget Dunkleosteus.

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    Something else for my nightmares...

    That said, I do like the way its teeth look sort of like daggers.

    New Predatory Fossil Whale Discovery
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    Me too. I used to draw dinosaurs all the time. My favorite was this one that spit acid at you, can't remember what its called now.

    tags lol

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    New Predatory Fossil Whale Discovery

    Aw. I was hoping hotlinking it would yield something bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auslander View Post
    Somewhere, a B-movie producer is celebrating with champagne and fireworks...finally, a new sea monster on the scene...


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    nice trailer lol

    cool as hell the new whale fossil discovered! :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by drd View Post
    Me too. I used to draw dinosaurs all the time. My favorite was this one that spit acid at you, can't remember what its called now.
    Dilophosaurus!

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    ...although there's no evidence they actually spit poison.

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    I'm glad it's being named after the author of Moby Dick. I haven't read all of it but I've read the first half a couple of times. (Not sure why I stopped. I hate it when I do that.) Great author. He would be like, "OMGBBQAWESOME!!!11" in his style of language.

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    Isn't the artist rendering of the beast just WEAK? They should have hired Paul Romano to do it.

    I hope this discovery gives new inspiration for Whalecore bands everywhere.

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    Is that a joke of some kind, or is there seriously a music genre called Whalecore?

    EDIT: No wikipedia, but there is something on urban dictionary.

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    There's a death metal band called Arnocorps that makes music using Arnold Schwarzenegger's voice

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    A claim like that cannot be made with out a link or picture ^^^


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    Bad ass whale, here's about the discovery.


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    It's crazy how big animals can get. I'm glad they aren't that huge now, at least the ones that can be potentially very dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapydos2 View Post
    It's crazy how big animals can get. I'm glad they aren't that huge now, at least the ones that can be potentially very dangerous.
    Well, actually the blue whale is the biggest animal that has ever lived, at least as far as we know, and it is still alive despite our strenuous efforts to wipe it out.

    But at least as far as land animals are concerned we do seem to be going through an age of dwarf animals. And ever since "Jurassic Park" many people are probably rather relieved too.

    But I think it is no coincidence. We had some pretty huge animals until a few tens of thousands of years ago, but wherever they were found, the moment humans arrived on the scene, they disappeared. A striking coincidence, that...

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