Monday, August 24, 2009
The Muck Monster of Florida
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- There's something lurking just under the surface of the Lake Worth Lagoon.
Greg Reynolds of LagoonKeepers.org recalls, "Channel marker ten is the first time we saw the unknown creature." "I hollered out...and said what is that? We followed it, started taking video."
This mysterious creature was caught on tape by the LagoonKeepers.
Don Serrano was with Reynolds. "I didn't know what it was….I was like HEY LOOK! And we moved over and saw it. It was different, very different."
"Little wakes and just kind of moving like this…real long ones too, just like that."
Reynolds remembers, "We sped up on it to catch up to it and we got up on it, it dove down." "Every time we get 10 feet from it, it would just disappear."
What could it be?
"Who knows? I have no idea, but it was something that’s for sure, without a doubt," said Serrano.
Thanks to the LagoonKeepers, until it's identified, it has a name:
Reynolds calls it, "The elusive muck monster!"
Thomas Reinert a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Marine Biologist studied the video and said: "This appears to be one animal moving in this direction…nothing's breaking the surface. Typically dolphins break the surface, sea turtles, manatee, a large school of fish, if it were a shark at that level you would see a fin."
"I cant definitely say what it is." "I can speculate but we need more evidence to determine the identity of the Lake Worth muck monster," said Reinert.