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Man-sized sea scorpion fossil claw found

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posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 04:27 AM
I found this on the BBC website this morning

Giant Sea Scorpion

posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 04:51 AM

reminds me of that HG wells movie, the food of the gods

[edit on 21-11-2007 by syrinx high priest]

posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 06:32 AM
Uh dude, are you serious? 'Cause that's like, VERY BIG...

Thanks for info!

[edit on 21-11-2007 by TheoOne]

posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 08:28 AM
I heard them talking about this on 5 Live this morning.

It was quite interesting what they were saying. It would have had very few predators, and the guy being interviewed was suggesting that it may have been cannibalistic. Absolutely terrifying when you think about the things that have roamed this planet.

Have a listen to the show here: search for Wednesday's breakfast show on the listen again:

BBC Listen Again

[edit on 21-11-2007 by more_serotonin_pls]

posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 08:44 AM
I really love stuff like this!

I could have gone without reading the part on bigger spiders once upon a time though!

posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 08:52 AM
Aw, I wish the scorpion had his legs.

That would've been so much cool.

posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 09:02 AM
Let's fry these suckers up and send them down the table to me! This news sounds yummie!

posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 11:48 AM
Damn, thats BIG!

Ide heard of the smaller sea scorpion, but thats just bigger than I expected them to be. Great find.

posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 08:32 AM
That is one BIG bug
I found a couple more articles on the discovery:

Scientists Discover Monster Sea Scorpion Fossil

Scientists in Germany have come across a fossil they say is a body part of possibly the biggest sea scorpion ever. Making the announcement on Tuesday, scientists said they had discovered the fossilized claw of a 390-million year old sea scorpion species going by the scientific name Jaekelopterus rhenaniae.

Scientists said this sea scorpion was the size of a big crocodile and was one of the most ferocious predators of its time. Its diet included fish and even other scorpions that it found in the swamp waters in coastal regions.

Here is the link to the other piece:

Scientists find fossil of biggest bug ever

I think we are gonna need a BIGGER can of Raid...

j/k... a very interesting discovery

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