Sea serpent sightings influenced by ancient marine reptile fossil finds

April 30, 2019 - General

Sea monster sightings in the 19th century were influenced by the discovery of ancient reptile fossils, new research at the University of St Andrews has discovered.

Image of a sea serpent seen off Gloucester, Massachusetts in 1817
[Credit: University of St Andrews]The idea that such reports were influenced by the first uncovering of Jurassic and Cretaceous sea reptiles was suggested in 1968 by science fiction author L Sprague De…

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