reply to post by Akragon
I have to tell you Akragon, before seeing the show on Discovery last night? I would have laughed my tail off and wondered about your sanity in the
true sense.....and I almost shut off the show, since I hadn't turned on the TV for that but my program ended and it ran over into the Mermaid show.
Now? Well... Holy Excrement! I think there may actually be a very fair chance of it. It took a show presenting it in a slow, methodical and serious
way to see a line for moving past the giggle and ridicule factor on this. It's not easy, indeed.
However, given the timeline on the show which aired last night, it's not THAT hard to see the evolution over millions of years from Ape to aquatic
primate. It's hard to understand why we haven't seen any evidence ...but then, it seems we have. The stories of barbs, hooks and spears into fish that
had no man for a thousand miles any direction for explanation...are awfully hard to take as anything but what they suggest. Especially, when these run
back (with pictures) well before the current age.
I don't know what show you'd seen precisely, as even what I watched apparently has had two distinct versions shown for additional information put
in...but the one I was watching focused as much on the Bloop signal as anything. What the hell *IS* that??? The Washington State beachings where the
first mermaid body was discussed also happened to have a NOAA buoy nearby to record the whole acoustic event leading tot he beachings and they showed
it on the flowing sonar display. You could clearly see/hear what they refer to as "Priming the Sonar Weapon" and then.... *WHAM*... SOMETHING pulsed
hard enough, well, to literally destroy what was inside the impact zone by forensics on the beaches animals ..but had the whole ocean talking in a way
I've never...ever..heard before. Like they noted.. THOUSANDS of individual "voices" of marine life being picked up in cross communication. WOW! ...
Unfortunately, it was in the midst of many of them dying...which made it horrible to hear, too..
Yet.. the Bloop... there it was alright. The same damn thing heard over 5,000 kilometers away from point of believed origin when it was first
detected. Could it be these aquatic apes, as I'd actually heard this new potential life referred to as opposed to mythical mermaids...or something
What ever it was, it triggered communication like I've never heard and the scientists watching the stream said the signals they isolated were unknown
animals no one had a baseline track on to identify. Very complex and multi-layered. Go figure.
** to add to the sense of what we don't know about the ocean... the show before that had been about the Meg Shark, and a team having quite possibly
tagged one directly ..and almost died in the process. All filmed. They then watched their probe do a straight down, powered dive beyond 6,500 feet
where the probe was destroyed by depth. Whatever they tagged hadn't even slowed down. Who really knows what is out there.
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