The Spoop Files Podcast

Case File #4: Searching for Sea Monsters

May 30, 2018

On the conclusion of the Canadian Water Cryptids saga, we take a look at some sea monsters stretching from sea to shining sea (but not really). More specifically, Caddy the Cadborosaurus, the elusive reptile of the Pacific, and the merhorse, the much-evolved equine of the Atlantic.

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Supplementary Files

Cadborosaurus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadborosaurus#First_Nations_accounts

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/baby-sea-serpent-no-more/ - indepth critique of Hagelund’s sighting, and an analysis of a paper

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263458456_A_Baby_Sea-Serpent_No_More_Reinterpreting_Hagelund's_Juvenile_Cadborosaur_Report the paper mentioned above

http://northamericanmonsters.blogspot.ca/2011/03/san-francisco-bay-serpent.html Related creature in sanfrancisco bay

https://orcaspirit.com/2013/12/sea-monsters-of-the-pacific-cadborosaurus-willsi/ concise alternatives for what caddy could be IRL

http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Cadborosaurus_willsi the obligatory Cryptidz wikia article

http://www.bcscc.ca/blog/?p=46 the Canadian Cryptozoological Society’s page on Caddy

http://cadborosaurus.ca/Amphipacifica.pdf academic paper on Caddy

 

Merhorse

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.ca/2013/01/1855-nova-scotia-sea-serpent-sighting.html - A blog post about an 1855 Nova Scotia sea serpent sighting that sounds like the Merhorse

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.ca/2013/06/merhorse-and-cadborosaurus-again.html - A comparison between Cadborosaurus and Merhorse

https://www.alpfmedical.info/freshwater-monster/merhorse.html - A description of the Merhorse

http://www.theoi.com/Ther/Hippokampoi.html - A description of the Greek Hippocampus, mythological basis for the Merhorse?

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