On April 10th, 1977, a Japanese fishing boat off the coast of New Zealand, snagged what appeared to be a possible modern day plesiosaurus in fishing nets 900 feet underwater.
The dead and decaying creature was 32 feet long and weighed an estimated 4,000 pounds. The evidence was examined and tested by a group of Japanese marine scientists and the Director of Animal Research at the National Science Museum of Japan reported, “It seems that these animals are not extinct after all. It’s impossible for only one to have survived. There must be a group.”
This find was so important that the Japanese honored it with a commemorative postage stamp as the scientific discovery of the year. The plesiosaur was even used as the official emblem for the 1977 National Exhibition which celebrated 100 years of scientific discovery.
This should not surprise us as there have been numerous sightings of these “sea monsters”. The Navy ship U.S.S. Stein apparently tangled with a huge creature when its’ sonar equipment suddenly stopped working. When the captain headed the ship back for repairs at Long Beach Naval Dockyard, it was discovered that the rubber covering that protected the sonar dome was torn and battered with hundreds of sharp, hollow teeth broken off and still in the covering.
It is interesting that many reports of “sea serpents” were reported during WW1 such as this description by Captain Georg von Forstner: “On July 20, 1915, our U28 torpedoed the British steamer Iberian carrying a rich cargo in the North Atlantic. The steamer sank quickly, the bow sticking almost vertically into the air. When it had gone for about twenty-five seconds there was a violent explosion. A little later pieces of wreckage, and among them a gigantic sea animal (writhing and struggling wildly), was shot out of the water to a height of 60 to 100 feet.”
The Bible also speaks of sea creatures of such immense size that they “play” with the ships at sea. Job 41 calls this interesting creature the “leviathan” and it is described as so strong and large that no man can capture it or control it. Were these sea creatures prehistoric or do they continue to dwell in the seas? There is more to read on this fascinating subject with recommended reading and documentation:
Refuting Evolution by Jonathan Sarfati, PH.D
Published in 1999 by Master Books Inc. POBox 727 Green Forest, AR 72638
ISBN: 0-89051-258-2 and Library of Congress Number 99-70693
Leap of Faith
(Exposing the False Religion of Evolution)
by John Ankerberg and John Weldon
Published in 1998 by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon 97402
The Fossils Still Say No! by Duane Gish
Published in 1995 by Institute for Creation Research, El Cajon, CA.
Bones of Contention: A Creationist assessment of Human
by Marvin Lubenow
Published in 1992 by Baker Book House, Grand Rapids
Monument to Catastrophy
Steven A. Austin, Ph.D., Editor
Published in 1994 by Institute for Creation Research, Santee, CA.
“In The Beginning: Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood” by Walt Brown
Grand Canyon: Monument to the Flood
this is a companion video to the Book: Grand Canyon: Monument to Catastrophe
55 Minutes in Length: Featuring 5 Creation Geologists: Steven A. Austin, Ph.D; George Van Burbach, Ph.D., John D. Morris, Ph.D; Andrew A. Snelling, Ph.D, and Kurt P. Wise, Ph.D.
Produced in 1995 by the Institute for Creation Research. POBox 2667, El Cajon, CA 92021
Mount St. Helens
: Explosive Evidence for Catastrophe
62 Minutes in length: Narrated by Steven A. Austin, Ph.D.
Produced in 1989 by Institute for Creation Research. POBox 2667, El Cajon, CA 92021
Dinosaur Mystery Solved
53 Minutes in length: Narrated by John D. Morris, Ph.D
Produced as part of the excellent "Back to Genesis" series of videos
by the Institute for Creation Research. POBox 2667, El Cajon, CA 92021
Kent Hovind series of Videos -- the Creation Seminar.
These excellent videos can be viewed on his website or can be ordered at a modest cost from him at
Creation Science Evangelism, c/0 29 Cummings Road, Pensacola, Florida, 32503
Toll-Free Order line 877-479-3466
Ken Ham videos
There are many excellent creation related videos by Ken Ham and others, including a excellent seminar series. These are available from the Answers In Genesis website. Please go there for details. http://www.AnswersInGenesis.Org
"On April 10th, 1977,
a Japanese fishing boat off the coast of New Zealand, snagged what
appeared to be a possible modern day plesiosaurus in fishing nets
900 feet underwater. The oceans are still an unknown frontier.
What kind of creatures are there that still may be lurking in the
depths of the seas? What did Japanese fishing boats snag in their
nets? Is it possible that a group of plesiosaurus are still alive in
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PLESIOSAURUS SNAGGED IN JAPANESE FISHING NETS!