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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 …

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What’s next on GBAM? 2018, May 27.

Hopefully someone enjoyed the article about the pseudo-plesiosaur (=basking shark) which washed up at Girvan (Scotland) in 1953. If you missed the article titled „Monster’s mate in sorrow. Girvan, 1953“ here’s the link: http://globsterblobsandmore.com/cetorhinus/monsters-mate-in-sorrow-girvan-1953/.

"Crocodile-like" carcass from Jannetta, B. (2018, May 23). Retrieved from http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovegower/permalink/627321394269406/. Used according to § 51 Urheberrechtsgesetz as photo-citation in (popular-)scientific work. Skull of Harbour porpoise from Pedersen, Dawn. (2017, March 22). [Image]. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/paintedbydawn/33796942010/. Used under license cc-by/2.0.

Crocodile-like creature on Rhossili beach, 2018

On May 24, the tabloids report about a “mystery alien-” or “crocodile-like” “thriller” sea creature found at Rhossili beach between Llangenith and Rhossili (Swansea, GB). During a walk with her three dogs Ms Beth Jan(n)etta from Dunvant found the said creature, approximately 5 feet long with a one metre head …

Globster at Philippines, May 2018

Another globster washed ashore near the town of San Antonio, Oriental Mindoro province, Philippines few days ago. As is known from the past and several scientific analysis of other cases, those masses are whale remains like blubber, tissue etc. That is what Fishery Law Enforcement Officer Vox Krusada also voiced: …

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 …

Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) as symbol picture. (Jeff K. (2008). Used under license CC BY NC 2.0)

Mystery fish a Stingray? Yes!

Pictures of a brown, scaly sea creature atop a rock in Cairns, Queensland (Australia) have been shared with 9News.com together with the remark that no one can say what it is (Could this mystery fish be a Stingray?). German researcher Markus Bühler (March 4, 2018) explains it: „A new „mystery“ …

Fig. 1 The creature in question, found at Wolf Island (Warren, 2018. Adapted for anatomical comparisons)

Sea creature on Georgia beach, 2018

Introduction and literature WJXT News4Jax reported on March 16, 2018, that a man named Jeff Warren and his son on the same day visited Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge (north of St. Simons Island in Georgia, USA). On the barrier island they found a dead creature, which Warren reportedly first …

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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 …

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