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Friday, July 15, 2011

DALE DRINNON: Giant eels, forerunner of the Chupacabras, and update on Tartessos

The follow-up to the Chessie and Cressie series mentions the Big Sea Eels which I call Titanoconger, and clears up some popular misconceptions about the giant leptocephali:

And Meanwhile at the Frontiers-of-Anthropology, I felt it necessary to make some clarifications about Tartessos because of the recent "Atlantis" hype:

Because of the computer problems I was having tonight, one of the blogs I was working on was inadvertantly published when the site cut off wrongly. I decided to forge on ahead and consider it published anyway. It concerns an early Argentine forerunner of the Chupacabras that looked like a small dinosaur or dragon and was being blamed for cattle mutilations in the 1920s


1 comment:

Dale Drinnon said...

I see you included the last one, thanks. That was actually something of an emergency notice because the computer was fouling up just then.

Best Wishes, Dale D.