In 1977 a Japanese fishing boat caught something unusual. Some people suggested that it was a plesiosaur, a marine reptile that went extinct with the dinosaurs (it wasn’t). The photo of a supposed ‘living-dinosaur’ eventually found its way into Godzilla movie history.
In this episode I discuss the history of the incident, the science that solved the mystery, and its place in kaiju lore.
Plus I catch up on whatever it is I missed in the last 6 months
Talk Origins-Response to the claim that ‘living fossils’ refute evolution