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Lake and Sea Monsters Exhibit

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Lake and Sea Monsters Exhibit

Subject

Cryptozoology.; Sea monsters.;

Description

From ancient times sea serpents and other strange oceanic beings have been reported by eyewitnesses -- sailors on ships or other persons looking out to sea. And in lakes around the world -- from Lake Okinogen in British Columbia, Canada, to Scotland's Loch Ness -- come reports of creatures that continue to elude science.

While the seal maidens of the Celts, who could supposedly transform themselves from women to seals and back again, are largely and appropriately consigned to myth and legend, a possible "Maremaid" sighted in Newfoundland waters in 1610 may well have been a Harbor Seal. Again, descriptions of some lake creatures seem to tally with otters swimming in a line. What is needed is for specific reports to be thoroughly investigated with the view of solving them. They are a matter for science, not mere belief or dismissal.

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