|Ancient Sea Predator Found Near Eden?|
Uncertainty remains over Sharks players' future
and had to laugh when I remembered the news story from the other day -
" Researchers have discovered the fossil of a giant sea predator that lived 360 million years ago off New South Wales.The Edenopteron is a new species of lobe fish with boned fins, which were believed to have become legs as the species evolved into a land animal.
A team from the Australian National University discovered the fossil near Eden on the state's south coast.
Dr Gavin Young was part of the team, and says the specimen has several key differences to those found elsewhere in the world.
He says it may have been indigenous to Australia.
Dr Young says researchers are yet to determine how big the creature is, but it could be up to 3.5 metres long.
"The lower jaw, when we dug that out, it's about 48 centimetres long," he said.
"We're looking at about a half-metre-long lower jaw.
"So you imagine that scaled up to a modern animal you might think of something like a crocodile, some large predator." "
The football is a STEEDEN brand football,
but the way the photo is taken makes
the football appear to read EDEN, in the grip of a shark (player).