Prehistoric sea monsters painted huge self-portraits, scientist claims

10/12/2011 | National Geographic News

An arrangement of giant bones found on a prehistoric seabed was likely a self-portrait created by a vast squid-like creature, claims paleontologist Mark McMenamin. The theory was inspired by the discovery of fossilized vertebrae from school-bus-sized marine reptiles, arranged in rows that bear a startling resemblance to the suckered tentacles of modern squid.

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