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Posted: 11 November 2005 06:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Nightmare - 11 November 2005 03:21 AM

sorry… not an ad for shadow of the colossus… there is no eel in the game. ( I own it and played all the way through)

Except for the seventh colossus - Thunder Ripple - which has been variously described as either an electric eel or a sea dragon and is long, thin and aquatic.

There’s an online movie of the seventh colossus at http://www.gamespot.com/features/6135919/p-9.html. It looks distinctly similar to me.

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Posted: 11 November 2005 09:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Am I the only one who can’t actually see ANYTHING in these pictures except for a murkey sea-scape. It could just as easily be a reef-formation, or rock feature. I suggest the divers take some lights for their cameras next time they visit the site.

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Posted: 11 November 2005 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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They call it a “humanoid skeletal structure”, and then say that it might be a giant eel skeleton.  They must have a rather interesting idea of what humans look like.

Given the rate at which bones decompose, if that is a real skeleton it could only be a few decades old (50 years at most).  If it was fossilized, then it could obviously last longer; however, it is a lot harder to get DNA samples from fossils than from actual bone, and these people were able to get enough DNA to tell that it wasn’t anything known (which means that they were able to get quite a lot of DNA).  Now, I’m sure that there are lots of previously undiscovered animal species in the ocean, but you’d think that one that was 200 feet long would be a bit noticable.

It is also rather interesting that they found this skeleton at a depth of 190 feet, considering that the ocean floor where they have it marked is over a thousand meters deep. . .

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Posted: 11 November 2005 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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*smash*

Cue the sound of dreams being shattered. Nice detective work Acci.

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Posted: 11 November 2005 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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monk - 10 November 2005 06:14 PM

Maybe it’s along the same lines as the giant squid, for years thought to be a fiction, and only now being proven a reality

As long as by “now” you mean “since the 1870’s”.  rolleyes

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Posted: 11 November 2005 01:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Accipiter - 11 November 2005 03:22 PM

It is also rather interesting that they found this skeleton at a depth of 190 feet, considering that the ocean floor where they have it marked is over a thousand meters deep. . .

The best I could do from Smith/Sandwell is >200m and <1000m (which still makes it a hell of a stretch that it was visible from a depth of about 60m).  downer

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Posted: 11 November 2005 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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David B. - 11 November 2005 11:38 AM
Nightmare - 11 November 2005 03:21 AM

sorry… not an ad for shadow of the colossus… there is no eel in the game. ( I own it and played all the way through)

Except for the seventh colossus - Thunder Ripple - which has been variously described as either an electric eel or a sea dragon and is long, thin and aquatic.

There’s an online movie of the seventh colossus at http://www.gamespot.com/features/6135919/p-9.html. It looks distinctly similar to me.

Do you mean this one?

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Posted: 11 November 2005 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Well yeah, but thought they covered the dragon 7th one with that thing in India?

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Posted: 11 November 2005 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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and you dont fight him under water

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Posted: 13 November 2005 07:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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David B. - 11 November 2005 05:41 PM
monk - 10 November 2005 06:14 PM

Maybe it’s along the same lines as the giant squid, for years thought to be a fiction, and only now being proven a reality

As long as by “now” you mean “since the 1870’s”.  rolleyes

...Sorry, but for every 1 person in 1870 that believed a giant squid/octopus exited…there were millions of people that didn’t believe.  It’s NOW (and by that I don’t mean 1870) that people have the hard evidence…and there are more believers than non-believers.  rolleyes

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Posted: 13 November 2005 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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it actually looks like a sunken submarine photo shopped for a slight barnacle look, but the eye looks like a port hole, and look at the body, doesn’t it look really like the metalic body of a sub anyway?

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