Norwegian scientists have discovered 150-million-year-old fossils belonging to giant sea reptiles that roamed the seas at the time of the dinosaurs.These remains were uncovered on the Arctic island chain of Svalbard – about halfway between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole. Among these, a gigantic pliosaur, nicknamed The Monster, was one of the most remarkable discoveries of the expedition.

According to Joern Hurum, an Assistant Professor at the University of Oslo, “It’s like a sea lion with a crocodile skull in the front but it’s a 10 metre sea lion, the size of a bus.”

A sure find for palaeontologists!

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