posted on May, 15 2011 @ 12:38 AM
Originally posted by SigmundFRAUD
We all know about the treist, but now two American Companies ( one that RIchard Branson is funding) have built craft they believe can go to the
deepest depths of the Ocean.
When the triest went Challenger deep and during their studies they found Carcharocles teeth. ( I collect them, I am fascinated)
No, they found charcharodon
teeth. This is easy to explain; sharks lose thousands of teeth during their lifetimes (which could possibly be over
a hundred years for some species) . These teeth, being denser than water, sink. They last practically forever, as well.
When and if these men make it to these depths do you think they might find a Carcharocles megalodon population?
Absolutely not. it was a member of the lamnidae shark family, along with great whites and mako sharks - both open-water surface hunters. C.
apparently existed primarily on whales. There are no whales in the abyssal zone. There are also no lamnidae sharks in the abyssal zone,
not even tiny ones to hunt the tiny prey down there. Finding a lamnidae shark in this region of the water column would be like finding a rabbit living
happily in the stratopshere. Finding C. megalodon
in the abyss - much less the Hadal zone - would be like finding a giant talking two-headed
rabbit that farts marshmallows in the stratosphere.
If C. megalodon
still existed, it'd be easy to find - just follow the humpback migrations along the humboldt current or something. It'd be
like following wildebest to find lions.
How about Colossal Squid? How big do you think they actually get? Kraken sized? Does Kraken exist? Giant Squid, their smaller bretheren are
Colossal squid dwell higher in the water column; in the Bathyl zone. They might bump into one on the way down, which would be super-awesome.
What a wonderful treat, imagine all the "monsters" in the deep. Magnificent Leviathons. I think it will be astounding. I would give
anything to be involved in the project and gladly sacrifice myself on such a mission fraught with danger and unknowns.
Frankly it's the little critters that are vastly more interesting down there.
Do you any theories about what are now considered Crypto may become all too real?
My theory on cryptids is that 95% of them are the results of alcohol and bored people. 3% of them are known animals that bored drunk people can't
recognize, and 2% are actually something worth noting. Only 0.04% of that 2% are larger than your hand.