The dossier says they're passive to humans and only attack little fish THIS IS NOT TRUE THEY WILL EAT YOU AND THEY TEAM UP WITH ELECTROPHORUS TO KNOCK OUT YOUR MOUNT AND SHARE IN THE FEAST AFTERWARDS!!
There is a glitch at the redwood on the center, where plesiosaurs will spawn really near the coast and whole groups of 2 or 3 are glitched in the water, meaning you can knock out multiple plesiosaurs at the time.
My trusty sarcosuchus made knocking my plesi exceedingly simple, for three reasons. The sarco is fast, it ascends quickly, and you can shoot from its back. Once I separated my plesiosaur from her friend and killed it, the procedure was simple. When the plesi reaches a certain height it begins to flee. I dragged her up then filled her with tranqs until she aggro'd again. Repeat process until unconscious. Simple with sarco.
The trick is to argo one, have him chase you into an underwater cave where he will not be able to fit through the door but his long neck and head does. when you do this he will not de-agro, you can then get a clear shot from the cave with a bow and tranq arrows