- PORTLAND, Maine (Wireless
Flash) -- The recent tsunami in south Asia is stirring up lots of relief
efforts -- and it could also be splashing all sorts of unknown sea
onto the shoreline.
- Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, co-author of "The
Field Guide To Lake Monsters And Sea Serpents" (Tarcher/ Penguin),
predicts that relief workers will soon be finding a large number of
on area beaches.
- "Globsters" is the term given to big masses
of round flesh that measure between eight and 20 feet. Although the globs
look like octopi, Coleman says they are often previously-undiscovered
of sea serpents, dolphins or whales.
- Coleman says human relief efforts must take priority
but fears that clean-up workers may destroy the carcasses of new creatures
before scientists can identify them.
- He hopes that workers who come across any strange sea
creatures photograph them and post the photos online so they can be
after humanitarian efforts are finished.
- Bizarre sea creatures aren't the only new animals that
could be uncovered by the tsunami: Coleman says many undiscovered land
animals may also be identified as they move to higher ground to avoid