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Sea Monsters

Whether they’re Unknown sharks, prehistoric creature that survive or other giant fishes I just know they’re out there waiting. Is anyone else ferried at the though of sea monsters? I’ve been having nightmares about them since I was a toddler

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by Anonymousreply 7706/28/2020

A vast portion of the oceans are still unvisited by man. I believe that there are huge versions of common aquatic creatures. Squid for example. The Kraken legend derives from this. Seamonsters have always fascinated me.

by Anonymousreply 106/19/2020

OP is still traumatized by his dream of Chrissy Metz in a bikini in a municipal swimming pool.

by Anonymousreply 206/19/2020

There would be sea monster carcasses washing up somewhere if they existed.

by Anonymousreply 306/19/2020

Does anybody remember the prologue in one of Herman Melville books where he talks about taking a nap and draping the hand over the edge over the bed... and a monster grabbing it? I'm serious. My edibles are kicking in but I'm going to rabbit hole this.

by Anonymousreply 406/19/2020

I’ve had that feeling in the Gulf swimming in deeper water. Anything could be down there. Me yarbles started to tingling.

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by Anonymousreply 706/19/2020

Don't go near the water!!!

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by Anonymousreply 806/19/2020

Linda Moulton Howe gets to the bottom of the oceans (& other stuff) in her latest YT upload.

Starts around 11:16 =

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by Anonymousreply 906/19/2020

I used to think that there had to be some large undiscovered animals somewhere in the world, but decades later it's seeming unlikely.

by Anonymousreply 1006/19/2020

[quote]There would be sea monster carcasses washing up somewhere if they existed.

If they exist below a thermocline in the deep ocean, their dead bodies would not necessarily be able to penetrate that and rise to the surface.

by Anonymousreply 1106/19/2020

Does anyone else feel sick while looking at images of prehistoric sea creatures? I think it's a primal fear.

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by Anonymousreply 1206/19/2020

"Sigmund, you're through!"

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by Anonymousreply 1306/19/2020

I’m on a sea monster diet.

by Anonymousreply 1406/19/2020

More images please!

by Anonymousreply 1506/19/2020
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by Anonymousreply 1806/19/2020

Sea monsters are cancelled for eating trans women of color!

by Anonymousreply 1906/19/2020

"ferried at the though"

what?

by Anonymousreply 2006/19/2020

The Mola Mola is freaky!

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by Anonymousreply 2106/20/2020

Sea monsters - one of my favorite topics. If anyone can recommend a book, I'd be delighted. I've read a lot about the Loch Ness monster already.

by Anonymousreply 2206/20/2020

Yeah cool thread. Thanks for the links guys

by Anonymousreply 2306/20/2020

Meet Deep Blue, at 20 feet in length, possibly the largest great white shark existing today.

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by Anonymousreply 2406/20/2020

Thanks for your post, R11. I had to look up thermocline and found very interesting articles about oceans.

There are very likely prehistoric-like things living the depths of the oceans, 13,000 feet down and deeper, that we have never seen.

by Anonymousreply 2506/20/2020

I prefer Sea Monkeys

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by Anonymousreply 2606/20/2020

[quote] Is anyone else ferried at the though of sea monsters?

No, I take my yacht. Who would be caught dead on a ferry?

by Anonymousreply 2706/20/2020

If they’re all as lame as the blobfish then I’m not worried.

Stupid goddamn blobfish.

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by Anonymousreply 2806/20/2020

R22 Just to be clear. you do know this was a toy, right?

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by Anonymousreply 2906/20/2020

[quote]If they exist below a thermocline in the deep ocean, their dead bodies would not necessarily be able to penetrate that and rise to the surface.

Could nuclear blasts alter that?

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by Anonymousreply 3006/20/2020

R29 Yes, I do, but for a very long time that was considered to be the definitive image of whatever lives there, if anything actually does. It's an intriguing subject.

by Anonymousreply 3106/20/2020

Blasphemy, r29!

by Anonymousreply 3206/20/2020

A real life sea monster...Megalodon. And only extinct for a couple of million years. Can you imagine?

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by Anonymousreply 3306/20/2020

OP, sea monsters are merely a powerful metaphor for the horrible dangers that lurk everywhere, all through out our lives. If you've not realized that by now, you have not adequately worried about your vulnerability and your mortality. There is a much more anxiety in this world than you have suffered. Yet.

by Anonymousreply 3406/20/2020

Everyone’s so awestruck by Megalodon but it was a loser. It had evolved to be so big to hunt whales, but then there was a new girl in town and it was Megalodon that was on the menu. Bye bitch.

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by Anonymousreply 3506/20/2020

[quote] A real life sea monster...Megalodon. And only extinct for a couple of million years. Can you imagine?

I CAN imagine!

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by Anonymousreply 3606/20/2020

I have always been puzzled by divers who say shit like “sharks must be respected” and “as long as you know that you are entering their world” and “it was a case of mistaken identity”. How does any of this shit help you when you are being attacked?

by Anonymousreply 3706/20/2020

The CREEPSHOW 2019 series has a Loch Ness Monster episode designed by Tom Savini.

by Anonymousreply 3806/20/2020

Sea "monsters" are merely the usual suspects. Giant squid, rays...

by Anonymousreply 3906/20/2020

I believe that creatures like the Loch Ness Monster and Champ, are primitive Snake Necked Turtles.

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by Anonymousreply 4006/20/2020

This picture was in a book I read as a kid. It might have been Time Life's Mysteries of the Unexplained. I was terrified of it.

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by Anonymousreply 4106/20/2020

This terrifying creature was the source of many sea monster myths, until everyone realized it just wanted a little rub.

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by Anonymousreply 4206/20/2020

Part 1

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Part 2

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by Anonymousreply 4406/20/2020

[quote]It had evolved to be so big to hunt whales, but then there was a new girl in town

The LindaLavinodon?

by Anonymousreply 4506/20/2020

My uncle has a theory that Chessie (the Chesapeake Bay's version of the Loch Ness Monster) is really just manatee sightings that have ventured north from Florida. He's probably right, the water's probably getting too warm for them down south thanks to global warming.

by Anonymousreply 4606/20/2020

Oh god, I do believe the beast whose name starts with a D is here.

by Anonymousreply 4706/20/2020

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by Anonymousreply 4806/20/2020

I'm more terrified by rogue waves that are very real and happening all the time on seas around the world.

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by Anonymousreply 4906/20/2020

We can also find comfort in our sea monsters (or at least in our Greenland sharks). This is one of the best pieces of writing I’ve read over the past couple of months.

[quote] In​ 1606 a devastating pestilence swept through London; the dying were boarded up in their homes with their families, and a decree went out that the theatres, the bear-baiting yards and the brothels be closed. It was then that Shakespeare wrote one of his very few references to the plague, catching at our precarity: ‘The dead man’s knell/Is there scarce asked for who, and good men’s lives/Expire before the flowers in their caps/Dying or ere they sicken.’ As he wrote, a Greenland shark who is still alive today swam untroubled through the waters of the northern seas. Its parents would have been old enough to have lived alongside Dante; its great-great-grandparents alongside Julius Caesar. For thousands of years Greenland sharks have swum in silence, as above them the world has burned, rebuilt, burned again.

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by Anonymousreply 5006/20/2020

Brandon Flynn loves himself sea monsters.

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by Anonymousreply 5106/20/2020

I watch a show on Greenland sharks. Apparently they pickle and ferment them. Its a Greenland speciality. Hakarl it's called. Fascinating sharks.

by Anonymousreply 5206/20/2020

Big fluffy mystery sea kitties!

by Anonymousreply 5306/20/2020

Was it a Greenland shark that pair of asshole Norwegian men (or Danish or Icelandish) were torturing on Youtube? The shark was apparently hundreds of years old and those idiots were making fun of it. It made me furious.

by Anonymousreply 5406/20/2020

No, they were taunting a tuna. They were messing with a marlin. They were sassing a salmon.

by Anonymousreply 5506/20/2020

[quote]the water's probably getting too warm for them down south thanks to global warming.

Um, no.

by Anonymousreply 5606/20/2020

Sea Monsters vs Space Monsters =

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by Anonymousreply 5706/20/2020

As a kid the movie Tentacles scared the crap out of me

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by Anonymousreply 5806/21/2020

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by Anonymousreply 5906/21/2020

[quote] Sea "monsters" are merely the usual suspects. Giant squid, rays...

Oh please. Rays don’t hurt anyone.

by Anonymousreply 6006/21/2020

There goes a narwhal

Here comes a bikini whale!

by Anonymousreply 6106/21/2020

bump.

by Anonymousreply 6206/25/2020

Some sea monsters have a wonderful sense of humor about it all

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by Anonymousreply 6306/25/2020

I surf and when you see dolphins at first, it scares the living crap out of you (they're bigger than you think, are silent and like to get close), then you realize they're dolphins and it's great. This is when you realize you're in a world that you know very little about, and you're a tiny speck. I prefer to surf in murky water, so I don't freak out about dark figures in the water.

by Anonymousreply 6406/25/2020

My Scottish relatives have always told me the monsters in the lochs are giant eels, nothing more.

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"Sea monsters - one of my favorite topics. If anyone can recommend a book, I'd be delighted. I've read a lot about the Loch Ness monster already."

I would suggest "Monsters of the Sea: The History, Natural History, and Mythology of the Oceans' Most Fantastic Creatures" by Richard Ellis. It's a very interesting books, with a lot of great information. It's where I found out about something called a "Jenny Haniver." It's basically a carcass of some kind of sea creature; sometimes it's parts of carcasses sewn together. It's fashioned into some kind of shape resembling something vaguely humanoid; they've been passed off as mermaids to gullible people. Of course they're hoaxes, but I'd never hear of them before and they're really something to see. You can almost believe, looking at one, that it is some kind of strange sea monster.

by Anonymousreply 6706/25/2020

Yes that was very good R50.

by Anonymousreply 6806/25/2020

R67 That's the very book I've been eyeing. Thanks for the info, I'll order that one.

by Anonymousreply 6906/26/2020

FYI: These bitches are still alive today.

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by Anonymousreply 7006/26/2020

Has anyone on here been to the web site

mentioned at the end of R44?

by Anonymousreply 7106/26/2020

"I’ve been having nightmares about them [sea monsters] since I was a toddler "

Funny thing, I've been having nightmares about lava and volcanoes since I was a kid, but I love volcanoes in real life. I climb them, I love thermal basins and geyers, I've flown over lava lakes in craters and poked around live lava flows! But even though I love vulcanism, my subconscious still uses them as a symbol for something I fear. I wish I knew what.

But I've never had any fear of sea monsters, and I've been swimming (SCUBA diving) with sharks, and had a whale swim under my kayak in Antarctica. Really! I was kayaking on a calm day in a bay on the Antarctic Peninsula, and there were whales all around... and giant bubbles rose up from the deep and popped all around my kayak. I wasn't frightened, I was THRILLED!

by Anonymousreply 7206/26/2020

R21: there’s a crustacean called an isopod that’s ubiquitous right around here. 1000 miles from salt water: they’re called sowbugs, and their main defense is curling up into a little ball that ends up looking like a snail shell. It’s just that wet in the midwest. Ghosts of the shallow seas that once covered us.

by Anonymousreply 7306/26/2020

Ps: it’s mentioned in your linkt article.

by Anonymousreply 7406/26/2020

Paintings and illustrations of sex monsters are terrifying. I know they don't exist but to even imagine something like that is scary as hell.

by Anonymousreply 7506/27/2020

Do Greenland sharks ever eat people?

by Anonymousreply 7606/28/2020

Greenland sharks live deep down in the sea, so far down that the only way they're ever going to eat a human is if someone attaches weights to a corpse. Lots of weights.

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