This sucker was filmed in the Gulf of Mexico swimming among the oil rigs!!! It propelled itself with undulations of its dorsal fin and looks a lot like a sea serpent. In fact, it is said to be “the origin of the sea serpent myth” but I’m not quite sure what the difference is between being “the origin of the story of a 30 foot long fishy snaky thing with an undulating dorsal fin” and being a “30 foot long fishy snaky thing with an undulating dorsal fin” …
The Gulf Serpent Project is here.
Mark Benfield is Here.
Hat Tip Grrrrrl Scientist. Oh, and while visiting Grrrl Scientist, look at this: Posts and hosts are neexed for Scientia Pro Publica
* Note: Whales are not fish. That was a joke.