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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:13 pm
 


Title: 'Sea monster' whale fossil unearthed
Category: Science
Posted By: Hyack
Date: 2010-06-30 16:38:26


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:13 pm
 


Just a larger analogous version of the orca. Unlike the the sperm whale, this whale had teeth on its upper jaw.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:55 pm
 


It's 3 meters smaller then a Bull Sperm Whale. I means it's big, maybe a devourer of the lesser whales but not super fancy.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:59 am
 


I wonder if this beast and Megalodon fought each other for ocean supreamcy?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:13 am
 


pretty sure that the fight would end up much the same way an orca vs. great white would. One of the most highly evolved aquatic mammalian predators against one of the most primitive of fish.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:53 am
 


Wow....that's a big meat eating critter.

Hard to say if Leviathan and Megalodon would have "fought each other for ocean supremacy". They sure would have crossed paths. One was probably the alpha predator when comparing apples to apples, full size male to full size male, but they would have fed on each others young and the like if opportunity presented itself. For both of them to evolve and both to die out, they probably each had a certain niche in the food chain and it could very well have brought them into competition with each other for food. They survived along side each other just like today's Orcas and Great Whites and just like today, a few sharks became whale food and maybe a few whales were on the sharks menu from time to time. Would have been a sight to see though... from a long friggen way off ....those two deciding to have a go at one another... 8O


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:10 am
 


And what about Chtullhu ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:17 am
 


They're still around today...We have PROOF!

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This picture was taken by aliens in 1912, it wasn't and iceberg that got the Titanic you know...... 8O


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:37 am
 


Hmmmmmm.......I wonder if there is a connection?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:55 pm
 


ummm....maybe, but Cthulhu doesn't scare me as much.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:00 pm
 


I agree that she is very look-alike. It's astounding.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:02 pm
 


ShepherdsDog wrote:
pretty sure that the fight would end up much the same way an orca vs. great white would. One of the most highly evolved aquatic mammalian predators against one of the most primitive of fish.




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Wow....that's a big meat eating critter.

Hard to say if Leviathan and Megalodon would have "fought each other for ocean supremacy". They sure would have crossed paths. One was probably the alpha predator when comparing apples to apples, full size male to full size male, but they would have fed on each others young and the like if opportunity presented itself. For both of them to evolve and both to die out, they probably each had a certain niche in the food chain and it could very well have brought them into competition with each other for food. They survived along side each other just like today's Orcas and Great Whites and just like today, a few sharks became whale food and maybe a few whales were on the sharks menu from time to time. Would have been a sight to see though... from a long friggen way off ....those two deciding to have a go at one another... 8O


Talk about timely, I saw an episode of Jurassic Fight club on Friday that dealt with this exact scenario.

According to them, the winner was Megalodon simply because it doesn't need to breath like the whale did, and was not forced to the surface for air at any time during the battle. But Shep was right, these whales did live in pods and in the fight, the pod protected the lone straggler and rammed Megalodon several times, driving it off, but not before it inflicted a massive bite on the whale. So in the end, Megalodon got dinner and the rest of the pod survived.

They speculate that Megalodon was the supreme lone killer in that era, while these whales were the supreme pack hunters. They also noted that the emergence of orcas was one of the reasons Megalodon went extinct (the other being the loss of large numbers of huge prey animals - Megalodon was thought to need two tons of food every day to survive).


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:11 pm
 


ShepherdsDog wrote:
ummm....maybe, but Cthulhu doesn't scare me as much.


His politics are more rational too than ol' Bucky's will ever be. 8)


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