The largest ichthyosaur ever found
Drone footage has given viewers a full glimpse of just how long — and archeologically huge — a 180-million-year-old ‘sea dragon’ fossil lies at the bottom of a reservoir in the UK where it was discovered in the past. year.
* Ichthyosaurs became extinct about 90 million years ago.
According to Anglian Water, which owns and operates the Rutland Water nature reserve where the discovery was made, the remains represent the largest ichthyosaur ever discovered in the UK, at around 10 meters long. After nearly a year of research and excavation to discover a Jurassic sea creature, a recent drone shot of Rutland Water Conservation Team Leader Joe Davis lying next to a fossilized find from the UK has provided a better idea of just how big the so-called ” sea Dragon”.