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  1. Tria MacLeod
    Tria MacLeod February 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm |

    I don’t think we’ll see much in the way of new evidence on anthropoids/humanoids in the near future (unless that DNA situation ever gets resolved). But the sea, that is another story. The coelacanth findings came about and we’ve all seen the reports and specials regarding giant squids. I wouldn’t be surprised to see 95% of future new/lost animal discoveries coming from our oceans and shores. I still hold out a great deal of hope for finding new sea mammals too.

    All in all, not bad for predictions, most got close to the target if not spot on. Although when it comes to Bigfoot hunting it seems we have more consensus on what NOT to do as opposed to what we ‘should’ be doing. According to the Smithsonian Magazine, we’ve discovered 300 new species of mammals in the last decade; mostly rodents, but some primates, marsupials and cetaceans too.

    Will you be posting predictions for the next decade? I’m curious to see where you think the field is going and what it might reveal.

  2. DWA
    DWA February 8, 2013 at 10:36 am |

    Well, a lot of those were….I won’t say wishful thinking, but nailing an animal on a trailcam is largely luck.

    As to the South American finds, I hope you gave Marc van Roosmalen a nice Christmas bonus! Manatee; tapir; peccary; etc. …the onza and the black jaguar, alas, remain elusive.

    As to 10) …well, these might not nail it, but you are gonna have a hard time explaining to me what they are:


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