Scientists at Zagreb University Find the Source of ‘The Bloop’

April 10, 2009

“The centre of the earth is inhabited by a giant turtle 17 times the size of the largest ever recorded Blue Whale (108 feet or 32.9 metres). The Bloop was a sound emitted by a very slight shift of the turtle’s vast bulk, perhaps in response to geothermic change as a result of the increase in global atmospheric temperature. The turtle, affectionately named ‘Turtly’ by the scientists who discovered it (Dr. Aaron Saleb and Saani Dleidt, researchers in the field marine cryptozoology and fellows of Yengle College in the University of Zagreb, 2007) is thought to weigh over 3700 metric tonnes, with a shell that is almost 6.5 times thicker than the width of the Great Wall of China and is said to be capable of surviving temperatures in excess of 7000°C (the inner core of the earth reaches temperatures of about 6100°C). Saleb and Dleidt have calculated that ‘Turtly’ has been in hibernation for over 70 billion years now, and scientists fear that the recent movement (causing ‘The Bloop’) is an indication that it will awake in the relatively near future. The extent of it’s hibernation causes significant problems for previous evolutionary and developmental theories which would not have allowed for an animal as genetically sophisticated as the turtle to have existed 70 billion years ago. There are also fears that the recent movement of the turtle in response to climate change (the movement that resulted in the so-called ‘Bloop’ and, furthermore, the detection of the turtle itself) could be an indication that the turtle may awake from it’s hibernation in the relatively near future. Saleb and Dleidt are currently working on methods to restore the turtle’s hibernation and also predicting possible outcomes if the turtle were in fact to awaken. Dleidt claimed in a recent interview with Scientific American (2.23.09, Vol.2, 4) that we could be facing ‘cataclysmic global events far exceeding any conceivable nuclear or atmospheric catastrophe.’ ”

-National Geographic, May 2009


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