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Cacique Caribe28 Dec 2017 6:06 a.m. PST

It looks like the saltwater crocs found new places to move into after the end of the last Ice Age:

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So, assuming a 100-meter sea level rise in the future…

Would the saltwater crocodiles along the north coast of Australia die off, or would they make life very interesting for human survivors in new places? In other words, do you think they would they avail themselves of the new wetland opportunities in the interior?

Dan
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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

Good grief, that croc is HUGE but liked the last photo more!

Cacique Caribe28 Dec 2017 8:08 a.m. PST

That last one is bait posing in bikinis on top of a croc trap.

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Dan

Vigilant28 Dec 2017 12:30 p.m. PST

Would make for some interesting road kill in a Mad Max game. Would not want to argue with that croc though. Is there any kind of creature in Australia that doesn't want to kill you? I don't even trust Koalas, nothing that cute can be really safe.

Cacique Caribe28 Dec 2017 1:09 p.m. PST

Lol. I understand that koala's have sharp claws and teeth:

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PS. I just binge-watched a series called "Australia's Deadliest Destinations". I seriously doubt the Australian Tourism Bureau would have liked it. :)

bsrlee28 Dec 2017 2:06 p.m. PST

They don't have to wait for the sea to rise, they have been finding 'Salties' well inland in freshwater rivers ABOVE substantial waterfalls for years. Over Christmas they even found a freshwater crocodile wandering in a park in Melbourne, about as far south as you can go on the mainland.

Crocs and sharks are pretty much the only Australian animals that treat you like a meal, most of the rest are just trying to defend themselves and fang you incidentally because they think you are going to eat them. You just have to know which part of a crocodile is the best part to eat, they go well on pizza.

Cacique Caribe28 Dec 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

Bsrlee: "they have been finding 'Salties' well inland in freshwater rivers ABOVE substantial waterfalls for years."

Geesh. You think they climbed as adults or were accidentally dropped off by birds as hatchlings?

Dan

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 2:33 p.m. PST

I call photoshop on the croc.
As for the young ladies…. What can possibly go wrong?

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

Agree with Winston – the big croc is photoshop.

Pay attention to where the tourists are looking, it is not directly at the croc, but beside it.

In addition, he is not wet, as a croc would be if just emerging from underwater.

And no croc-shadow on the boat, though the guide's arm does throw a shadow.

Pretty SLOPPY photoshop at that.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

Wait, wait, wait. The seas have been rising for 20,000 years?

Cacique Caribe28 Dec 2017 4:40 p.m. PST

Pzivh43: "Wait, wait, wait. The seas have been rising for 20,000 years?"

Shhhh … It's a secret!

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Bandolier28 Dec 2017 8:15 p.m. PST

The jumping crocs are a real thing.
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You may not have noticed it's missing a front right leg. Problably from a fight over territory.

Their population has exploded since culling crocodiles was banned 40 years ago. They are not really hunted by the indigenous natives any more, either. This causes a lot of problems as they are very territorial and live a long time, so they are being forced into areas previously considered croc-free.

Cacique Caribe28 Dec 2017 8:36 p.m. PST

If the situation is no longer what it was when the law was passed, then maybe it's time for the government to take another look at those laws?

I mean, after all, people are way more important than crocs.

Dan

Chuckaroobob29 Dec 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

While there on vaca I saw they have tourboats that go out and feed crocs like that, so no photoshop required.

Cacique Caribe29 Dec 2017 5:31 p.m. PST

Yep. Looks like they can propel themselves just fine with that tail of theirs.

So, a post-apocalyptic Captain Hook is definitely a possibility in Australia's flooded future, right? :)

Dan
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Chatticus Finch Inactive Member05 Jan 2018 5:53 a.m. PST

I can assure you, hand on heart, that big Croc with his leg missing is real… and he is MONSTROUS.

As for surviving, these bad boys have been around since BEFORE the Dinosaurs…

I think they'll do just fine. ;)

Cacique Caribe05 Jan 2018 11:39 a.m. PST

Then, in that case, I have a feeling that Australia‘s new inland sea might be too good for them to pass up. :)

Dan

Lion in the Stars05 Jan 2018 10:59 p.m. PST

Agree with Winston – the big croc is photoshop.

Pay attention to where the tourists are looking, it is not directly at the croc, but beside it.

In addition, he is not wet, as a croc would be if just emerging from underwater.

And no croc-shadow on the boat, though the guide's arm does throw a shadow.

Pretty SLOPPY photoshop at that.


Look again. Croc's shadow is on the water and goes up the side of the boat just aft of the first post in the pic. Sun is high but directly to the croc's left.

I don't think there is an additional 100m of water depth on this rock, though, that is equal to ~50million km^3 of water that is currently ice. Roughly double the amount of ice on Antarctica.

jim197306 Jan 2018 3:52 a.m. PST

Aren't we currently living in an interglacial period of an ice age?

Jim

Lion in the Stars08 Jan 2018 4:11 a.m. PST

@Jim1973: Yes, we are. This world will get an awful lot warmer yet, with or without human help. Or we will drop deeper into a glacial period again…

Legion 409 Jan 2018 8:13 a.m. PST

Hot females in bikinis and big crocs … sounds like a Sy-Fy Channel movie … evil grin

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

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Pirates? Crocs?

Legion 409 Jan 2018 1:34 p.m. PST

ARRRAaaaaggh !

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2018 5:42 p.m. PST

This is why you stay out of the water.

Cacique Caribe22 Jan 2018 10:33 p.m. PST

I love this new coastline, specially the inland sea(s).

QUESTION:
Could the ridges just north of Adelaide become a besieged "bastion" between two inland seas full of pirates?

Dan

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Legion 423 Jan 2018 3:58 p.m. PST

Yes, that could be a bit of a "game changer" …

Cacique Caribe23 Jan 2018 11:04 p.m. PST

Or a game "ender", if they get you. :)

Dan

Legion 424 Jan 2018 7:29 a.m. PST

Indeed … they are like terrorists ! huh? But at least I can understand and maybe even generally respect their motivation. money money money and Mo' money

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