What Was the New Zealand Monster/Dragon? by John Koster
Unidentified animal caught in the net of fishing vessel off New Zealand. (Taiyo Fishery Co./Michihiko Yano) On April 25, 1977, the Japanese fishing ship Zuiyo Maru, trawling for mackerel off the coast of New Zealand, snagged a rotting corpse at a depth of 900 feet and hauled in the remains of a beast that no one anywhere seemed to be able to identify.
"It's not a fish, whale, or any other mammal," said Professor Yoshinori Imaizumi of Japan's National Science Museum, in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper story that broke the news to the world. "It's a reptile, and the sketch looks very like a plesiosaur. This was a precious and important discovery for human beings. It seems to show that these animals are not extinct after all."
3 run homer wrote:1977? talk about rehashing old news. do you have an update?
Noticed that as well. Happened quite some time ago. Are they still unable to figure out what it was?
Yes doctor, I am sick. Sick of those who are spineless. Sick of those who feel self-entitled. Sick of those who are hypocrites. Yes doctor, an army is forming. Yes doctor, there will be a war. Yes doctor, there will be blood.....
i've seen this several times before and did my research on it. at first they thought it might be one of those extinct underwater dino-type monsters ala Loch Ness monster, but found out that thats how a rotting whale carcass looks like. the points of deterioation are like what happens to a dead whale. i've read that most scientists that has seen the picture conclude that the creature is most likely a whale carcass, although nobody can prove it because only a picture exists now and the japanes fisherman didn't keep it. of course, like everyone else, i was so sure that they had found a underwater dinosaur initially, but thats now unlikely.