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Monday, September 21, 2009


Hi Jon,

After a long dialogue with the scientists analysing our expedition data (Professors Paul LeBlond & Ian Montgomery) we now have received their comments in full and have today published them for the first time.

Here is a link to their comments and scientific analysis, released to CFZ first as I know you and your bloggo community were keen to read them.


Kind regards

Mike & Greg Warner
17th September 2009

1 comment:

Bigfoot73 said...

The good professors must hold degrees in patience and diplomacy!Prof.LeBlond leans toward the mudbank theory, while Prof. Montgomery thinks if it was anything it would have been a gator, but isn't anyway.Then he makes the sorely overlooked point that regardless of whatever was in the pics you need a darn sight more evidence for an unidentified species than just a photo, like something with DNA in it !To get such they would have to get a bit closer than buzzing over it in a plane.
How to retrieve samples? Bucket and spade should do!