Colossal sea monster unearthed in UK


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Oct 9, 2004

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The skull of a colossal sea monster has been extracted from the cliffs of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

It belongs to a pliosaur, a ferocious marine reptile that terrorised the oceans about 150 million years ago.

The 2m-long fossil is one of the most complete specimens of its type ever discovered and is giving new insights into this ancient predator.

The skull will be featured in a special David Attenborough programme on BBC One on New Year's Day.

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