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Fig. 2. Sea serpent dragon “head” of Ningpo, China. (From “Marine snake head from China”, 1905. The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. Used according to § 51 Urheberrechtsgesetz).

The sea serpent dragon’s head of Ningpo, 1905

Introduction In 1905 the head of a supposed “sea serpent” was brought to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. William Herbert Melton Ayres originally bought it from a fisherman of Ningpo, China, and related it to the legendary dragons of China. Speculations about its true nature so far ranged from dragon or descendant …

The “sea monster” with young Don Best (age 6-8) in the background at Rockaway Beach (Best, 2017. Courtesy of Don Best Photography).

Sea monster beached at Rockaway, 1951

Introduction Rockaway Beach is a city in Tillamook County in the West coast state of Oregon, USA. In July 1951 a “sea monster” washed up here on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, just opposite to Twin Rock. Seemingly only one newspaper-article was published in local press, which provided no …

Girvan's sea monster of 1953 at Dipple. (Beryl MacLeod, 1953).

Monster’s mate in sorrow. Girvan, 1953

Introduction The Scottish town of Girvan is situated on the southwest coast in the Firth of Clyde, an Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. While originally a fishing port, it turned into a seaside resort and became the “gateway to Ailsa Craig” (an island about 16 kilometers west of Girvan). In …

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Walrus at North Ronaldsay and Sanday, 2018

Lewis Hooper, volunteer at North Ronaldsay bird observatory, spotted a walrus in North Ronaldsay and another or the same animal was photographed from Russel Neave at Sanday, both Orkney Islands (Arctic walrus spotted in North Ronaldsay and Sanday, 2018).  Another walrus, also sighted at North Ronaldsay, was reported from Mark …

Cape May carcass 1921

What is the strange sea monster? Cape May, 1921

Introduction Cape May is a city and also a county in the U.S. state of New Jersey, located at the southern tip of Cape May, a peninsula between Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. In 1921 a “sea monster”, which no one could identify, was reported to have been washed ashore …

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Welcome to Globster, Blobs and more

The blog’s topic This non-commercial, popular-scientific blog is about dead sea monster, sea serpents, whatsit, whazzit, globster, blobs, pseudo-plesiosaur and-octopus, dinosaur or whatever they’ve been called and their acknowledged or assumed identification. Equally what’s the label for those animals, if you read about them on this blog they generally have …

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