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Tetrapod Zoology

The Cryptozoologicon (Volume I): here, at last

Conway, Kosemen & Naish (2013), front cover.

My newest book – Cryptozoologicon Volume I, co-authored with John Conway and C. M. “Memo” Kosemen – is now available (alternatively, it can be ordered here from amazon) (Conway et al. 2013) [an ebook version is also available]. The launch event happens this Friday (December 6th) at Conway Hall, London: it will feature talks from [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

The amazing Hook Island sea monster photos, revisited

Robert Le Serrec's Hook Island sea monster, supposedly photographed December 12th 1964.

Long-time readers of Tet Zoo might remember Sea Monster Week: a series of articles I ran at Tet Zoo ver 2 back in 2008. 2008? That’s, like, years ago. A recent discussion with ZSL’s Sam Turvey got me thinking about the Hook Island sea monster – an alleged sea monster photographed during the 1960s and [...]

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The Cadborosaurus Wars

Two renditions of 'Cadborosaurus' (upper one by C. M. Kosemen; one at lower right by Naish) with a pipefish. Not to scale!

Over the last few months, I and two of my colleagues have been involved in an interesting dialogue in the literature. It concerns the entity dubbed ‘Cadborosaurus’ – a marine, horse-headed ‘mega-serpent’, supposedly reported by witnesses from the waters off British Columbia and elsewhere in the North Pacific. People who read my stuff (both here [...]

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A baby sea-serpent no more: reinterpreting Hagelund’s juvenile Cadborosaurus

Our efforts to get analyses of cryptozoological data into the technical, peer-reviewed literature continue, with the ‘our’ being myself, Michael Woodley and Cameron McCormick (aka Lord Geekington). I’m referring here to our new paper, titled ‘A baby sea-serpent no more: reinterpreting Hagelund’s juvenile “cadborosaur” report’, published within recent weeks in Journal of Scientific Exploration (Woodley [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

Cryptozoology at the Zoological Society of London. Cryptozoology: time to come in from the cold? Or, Cryptozoology: avoid at all costs?

Okapi-Raul654-wikipedia-July-2011

On the 12th July 2011, the ZSL (= Zoological Society of London) hosted the meeting ‘Cryptozoology: science or pseudoscience?’. The talks were by myself, Charles Paxton and Michael Woodley, and it went very well. Given that we all emphasised a sceptical, evidence-led approach to the subject of mystery animal research, and were critical of cryptozoological [...]

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