The trick to ko these guys is to wait for them to agro you, once they're close enough, swim up and backwards until you've reached their swim limit and shoot them as many times as possible. When they lose interest, just do the same trick and eventually you'll knock it out
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.
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.
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
If you want to tame one I recommend using a icthy because I tamed one by using it. If you are try to pump up its stamina and speed. But obviously if your not like your a sarco master like me🐊🐊 you can use that. Use a crossbow and tranq darts or toxiant arrows because it reloads faster and guns don’t work underwater. Trust me I tried it. It didn’t turn out well. After like 20 tranq arrows it will be unconscious then get somewhere near 10 raw prime meat and BOOM!! You have a plesiosaur /\ if this helped
Taming one is not too difficult. A high level won’t take too many tranq to knock out. When it’s knocked out, feeding it a soothing balm will allow u to tame it quickly, even with regular raw meat. Don’t forget to separate the plesiosaur u want from others in the area. Good luck!