Elasmosaur Fossil Discovered in Alaska Mountain Range Reveals New Marine Reptile

Science World Report

They have extremely long necks and two pairs of paddle-like limbs that they use to swim underwater. Picture the mythical Loch Ness monster and you have a pretty good idea what it looked like, said Patrick Druckenmiller, one of the researchers, in a news release. This is an exciting find because it is the first time an elasmosaur has ever been discovered in Alaska. Curvin Metzler, an Anchorage-based fossil collector, found several vertebrae in the area while hiking. He then went to the location again in June with three others and began excavating the skeleton.

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