PROFESSOR BUBBLEBE LOST AT SEA!
Monster Sea Reptile Suspected!
The celebrated Bathyologist and Deep Sea researcher Professor Willis Bumblebee of the Roach Harbor Oceanographic Society has been reported as missing and presumed dead.
"Observing a large shape like a...oh, oh dear... Gal, I think those are teeth, monstrous huge...uh oh"
The expedition's Captain, Whiskerbush McNottlegussy, has stated he made all efforts to recover the spherical diving craft, but the end of it's cable was parted as if cut. Drag netting produced some animals, even large fish, but the Captain claims nothing large enough to endanger the little globe was caught. Some crewmen allege large reptile sightings in the area in recent years.
The Steamer Albatrosaur caught a prodigious 22 foot arthrodire 3 years past in these waters off the Sumatran Coast and Dr. Shrugespy of the Polyesterine Zoological Academy is of the opinion that such a beast could be responsible, though he warns of the dangers of jumping to conclusions.
Mrs. Bubblebee kindly informed us her husband hoped to find evidence of a monstrous beast of Sumatrian legend, described as a finned serpent of great size, like a giant mosasaur perhaps, 30 foot specimens being common in these waters, and accounted the origin of the natives wild fish tales. Perhaps the good Professor had his wish? Unfortunately it seems we'll never know. The editors wish to add they will be taking a collection to assist Bumblebee's widow meet the somber expenses before her. Inquire at our office.