Real Sea Monsters - The Freaky Ones
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.