Sea Monsters? New Mega Fauna Species
Scientists are discovering new species of plants and animals all the time, but claims that large very animals may be living on the Earth are largely ridiculed. We would have seen them wouldn't we? We would have evidence of their existence by way of tracks, corpses and other signs that they exist.
Stories of Bigfoot or Lake Monsters seem quite fanciful, especially when the only evidence is anecdotal.
Well, now we do have some hard evidence of a new species of mega fauna that has been living, and still lives on the Earth. See the National Geographic article New Whale Species for more information on the large beaked whale that has washed up on St George Island Alaska.
Other Mega Fauna may Exist
This find adds a little credibility to the possibility that other Mega Fauna may indeed exist, however we should be very cautious about how much extra credibility we award based on this find.
Big Foot, Yeti, Sasqautch et al
We must remember that the new species found is a sea dwelling mammal closely related to existing known species. Such animals are less likely to leave evidence than a large unknown land dwelling creature. The sea is vast and uninhabited by humans. The fact that a corpse of such a previously unknown creature living in the ocean has managed to be found at all could be said to detract from the credibility of any large unknown land dwelling creatures existing. It would be far more likely to find physical evidence of a large land dwelling creature, and yet we have none.
Lake and Sea Monsters
The possibility that lake monsters may exist may gain a little credibility by this find, but lakes are very small compared to the ocean. It would still be more likely to find the remains or living proof of an unknown lake dwelling creature than a sea dweller.
Unknown sea monsters on the other hand gain even more credibility now that we have found a new previously unknown species. We live in hope of more finds in the sea. More creatures unknown to science. But remember, a monster is only a monster until we catalogue it.