Paleontologists confirm these ancient sea monsters once patrolled Antarctic waters
For the first time ever, scientists have discovered the 150-million-year-old remains of a well known dinosaur species in Antarctica. The discovery reveals that the ancient "sea monsters" once patrolled the waters off of what was then the Gondwana supercontinent, which eventually broke up to create Australia, New Zealand, India, Madagascar, Africa, and South America, in addition to Antarctica itself.
The creature, a prehistoric plesiosaur, had a long neck, thick body, and four powerful fins which it used to propel itself through the water. The discovery is welcome news for researchers who had no idea that any species of plesiosaur had lived in the area so long ago.
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