ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Real Sea Monsters - The Freaky Ones

Updated on August 13, 2010
Don't worry, this one is still a fake
Don't worry, this one is still a fake

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.

The Grandpa fish
The Grandpa fish

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.  

Colossal Squid
Colossal Squid

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.

For a comprehensive guide through recent discoveries of strange and deadly sea creatures, visit the site Monsters Exposed, and better yet follow me on Twitter @

If you had to, which one would you take home as your beloved pet?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      sea monsters real or fake

      my sat is yes or no

    • profile image

      Matthew Michael Cabrero 

      6 years ago

      These things are really freaky

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Wow that Grandpa fish is so cool. I wish my mom and dad would let me take one home!

    • stunnercold profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Dubai

      I think around 8 new species were identified by marine biologists this year. Goddamn they look satanic as hell.

    • stunnercold profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Dubai

      I won't be keeping it as a pet any time soon!

    • QudsiaP1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Haha the grandpa fish surely freaked me out. :)

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      dang those thing are creepyly cool in many different ways

      i want a Squid Bat spiders thingy ?

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      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 profile image


      8 years ago

      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.

    • PegCole17 profile image

      Peg Cole 

      8 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      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.

    • habee profile image

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I love stuff like this! I want one of those grandpa fish!

    • prasetio30 profile image


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Unbelievable... this is really a sea monster. Amazing, my friend. Thanks for share about this monster. Great hub.

    • equealla profile image


      8 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      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 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Dubai

      Thanks Vines, I think so too.

    • Vines profile image


      8 years ago

      That grandpa fish is pretty....cute!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)