The Loch Ness Monster

Discussion in 'Cryptozoology: Water Monsters' started by Anonymous, Jun 29, 2001.

  1. Jim

    Jim Abominable Snowman

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    I not aware of many - any modern marine reptiles that give live birth. Although as pointed out by oldrover quite a few terrestrial snakes give live birth. Examples being all boa's (including the related Anaconda)as well as a handful of lizards. However all members of the long extinct family of ichthyosaurs gave live birth at sea.

    The below link provides details on the earliest known marine reptile to give live birth.
    https://www.livescience.com/43344-ichthyosaur-fossil-live-birth-found.html
     
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    Jim Abominable Snowman

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    In other words the optioned skeptic. Really a misnomer when you think about it (contradiction of terms).
     
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    Monstrosa Justified & Ancient

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    Most sea snakes are ovoviviparous.
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Try saying that fast.
     
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    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    jimv1 Analogue Boy

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    ...And Ken Dodd was often Tattyfilarious.
     
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    If you say it really fast ten times it eventually comes out as Morrisey shakes our Volvo for us
     
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    Many snakes, including boas and anacondas give birth to live young as do many lizards.
     
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    Mikefule Michael Wilkinson

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    Wow, you learn something new every day. I was sceptical so looked it up. Scientists have "recently discovered" that a few species of snake are fully viviparious, giving birth to live young that have been nourished through a placenta, just like mammals. The same is true of around 20% of species of lizard.

    Snakes are fascinating creatures. All the different ways they can reproduce: laying eggs and leaving them to hatch; laying eggs and actively incubating them; ovoviviparous (fertilised eggs continue to develop in the mother's body and are laid at the very last moment, or the hatchlings may even be "born" inside the mother); viviparious (nourishing the young in the womb via a placenta); and even in some cases, parthenogenesis: asexual reproduction. All the different methods of locomotion they have. All the different hunting techniques. It is surprising they haven't taken over the world.
     
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    Five strange theories about the Loch Ness Monster
     
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