SCIART-L Archives

SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration-


Options: Use Forum View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Catherine M Bursch <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Fri, 8 Sep 2006 12:15:49 -0800
text/plain (69 lines)
Maybe it is a surviving Stellar Sea Cow!  That would account for the
herbivore like teeth, Although those teeth might be broken or worn down?
I sent the photos to a guy here in town who has articulated many whale
skeletons. I know its not a beluga, their teeth are much tinier and pointy.


-----Original Message-----
From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration-
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Britt Griswold
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 10:52 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [SCIART] TAN: X Creature

There are some alternate photos (too small) here: Bottom of the page.

I think the claim of hair is a bit suspect; the decomposition is advanced.
That stringy stuff could be anything.

It is definitely whale-like. The teeth are either very worn down or very

Check this out too:

This one is interesting also:

Cryptozoology is soo much fun!


>Wow Karl,
>At first I thought it was a Sei whale, but the tail doesn't look right.
>Maybe it's a dragon?
>Karl Gehrman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Ok I know this is on topic but I just had to see if one of you has any
>idea what the creature pictured at this link is ?
>I think there a few skull collectors on the list a maybe a taxidermist.
>At first I thought it was a porpoise of some kind.
>But the tail end is all wrong.
>But look at those teeth, they look flat like plant eaters!
>It does not seem to be fake, but the "hide" could be covering something.
>Any ideas?

Britt Griswold
823 Holly Drive East
Annapolis, MD 21401
(301) 286-3381 W
(410) 757-8379 H
[log in to unmask]
Guild of Natural Science Illustrators