As recently as 1977, the Japanese issued a commemorative stamp of a plesiosaurus
, which one of its fishermen had caught off the coast of New Zealand.
Others are Donna Shirley, inventor of the Mars Rover robot; Jane Goodall, who did invaluable research among chimpanzees; Mary Anning, who as a young girl found the first complete plesiosaurus
ever found, which led her to become a paleontologist; and Sue Hendrickson, finder of the most complete set of Tyrannosaurus Rex bones ever--amazingly enough, in South Dakota.
It looks like a plesiosaurus
, which is what they say the Loch Ness Monster is.
In 1823 Mary Anning discovered the specimen recognized by Conybeare as the first virtually complete remains of a plesiosaurus
and purchased by the Duke of Buckingham.
Experts believe the monsters are all plesiosaurus
, legendary aquatic creatures which used to live in the sea.