If you really dig hard enough, you might end up finding that the legends foretold centuries ago might have a grain of truth in them. Images of sea monsters reported by sailors of the antiquity might often look like something drawn out of imagination running wild but in a few cases, they were right on the money. Its pretty clear that marine biologists have only tabulated the tip of the iceberg when it comes to life diversity lurking in the depths of oceans.
Here are some of the newly discovered creatures that caught my attention and look something right out of a Tim Burton movie, but alas, are real.
This fish is probably what triggered the whole 'fish with human faces' folklore and is likely the source of mermaid legends too. As for its name, I'm not really sure, may be its supposed to remind you of your long dead grandpa coming back to the mortal realm as a really ugly oceanoid.
This particular monster hit the world headlines when it was discovered in the Pacific ocean near Oahu. From the looks of it, its some sort of prehistoric hybrid of a bat, spider and squids that haven't changed over millions of years. Its around 4 meters long and scientists don't even have a name for it yet, I think.
This colossal squid weighing 990 pounds was captured near New Zealand by a fishing crew. Its got eyes as big as dining platters and barbed hooks on its tentacles. This thing can move through water at depths greater than 6500 ft and is a very aggressive and an active killer.
mrofficermark on April 16, 2012:
sea monsters real or fake
my sat is yes or no
Matthew Michael Cabrero on March 29, 2012:
These things are really freaky
Maegan on December 20, 2011:
Wow that Grandpa fish is so cool. I wish my mom and dad would let me take one home!
stunnercold (author) from Dubai on August 15, 2011:
I think around 8 new species were identified by marine biologists this year. Goddamn they look satanic as hell.
stunnercold (author) from Dubai on August 13, 2011:
I won't be keeping it as a pet any time soon!
QudsiaP1 on August 13, 2011:
Haha the grandpa fish surely freaked me out. :)
akjdpojr[ on May 04, 2011:
dang those thing are creepyly cool in many different ways
i want a Squid Bat spiders thingy ?
Stamotus on February 01, 2011:
Wow, I would want that hybrid fish as a pet, just let it fly if it can and see where it would go, probably to water, lol
wyrmshoppe on August 18, 2010:
That first image in your hub was what caught my eye - thank goodness it isn't real! I think having a giant squid around would be neat. I've checked out the octopi at the aquarium and they are rather mesmerizing.
Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on August 17, 2010:
Still so much we don't know about the depths of the deep. Fascinating. The squid thing reminds me of the movie "The Sphere" with Dustin Hoffman. Very creepy.
Holle Abee from Georgia on August 16, 2010:
I love stuff like this! I want one of those grandpa fish!
prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on August 15, 2010:
Unbelievable... this is really a sea monster. Amazing, my friend. Thanks for share about this monster. Great hub.
equealla from Pretoria, South Africa on August 14, 2010:
The grandpa fish reminds me of ET. My son took pictures of a creature they found in the sea, from our yacht, in Northern Mozambique. It looks like the squid-bat-spider-thingy, about, I would say 20cm long, but see-through, like clear jelly. We do have a lot to discover!
stunnercold (author) from Dubai on August 13, 2010:
Thanks Vines, I think so too.
Vines on August 13, 2010:
That grandpa fish is pretty....cute!