Gigantic Kraken fingered in prehistoric murder mystery

Staring at a pile of fossilised ichthyosaur bones in the famous Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada, paleontologist Mark McMenamin had a sudden insight. It occurred to him that he might have cracked the great mystery of this ancient Triassic site.

He reckoned that the carefully lined-up bones of the ichthyosaurs, of the shonisaur family, were the work of a kraken, an enormous squid bigger and more intelligent than any other invertebrate that has ever lived. That’s what the professor at Mount Holyoke College told the Geological Society of America, anyway, speaking this week at their annual get together — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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