Sailors used to think that they were sea monsters. It’s not hard to see why. The giant squid was depicted as terrifying in literature such as Moby Dick and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. It also inspired the legend of the sea monster called the Kraken.

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Smallest shark - Most people think of a shark as a big violent predator with very sharp teeth ranging the sea in search of food. But in fact, there are over 400 different species of sharks.  Did you know that sharks are some of the most amazing and most misunderstood creatures on the planet? So, for you to understand them more, here is the list of smallest sharks ever lived in the world

Types of Sharks: a Mammal or Fish? About Facts and Other Interesting Questions

THE KRAKEN, one of the best mythological creatures ever!

What Lurks Beneath The Waves

A kraken is a humongous sea monster that attacks ships and sailors and gobbles them up. Luckily, the kraken is a mythological creature.

Sperm Whale & Giant Squid

"The Squid vs. The Whale", is a really cool new Threadless T-Shirt design by Brandon Ancone depicting the age old battle between the giant squid and sperm

a giant squid attacking a bait squid is pulled up by his research team off the Ogasawara Islands, south of Tokyo, on December 4, 2006.

COLOSSAL SQUID In a photo released by a researcher with Japan's National Science Museum showed a giant squid attacking a bait squid off the Ogasawara Islands, south of Tokyo. The research team, led by Kubodera, has succeeded in filming the giant squid

An unsuspecting seahorse was enjoying his morning swim before a squid emerged from the deep. Title: From the Deep Artist: David Lozeau Made-to-order giclee fine art reproductions on canvas featuring t

From the Deep by David Lozeau Giant Squid & Seahorse Canvas Art Print

An unsuspecting seahorse was enjoying his morning swim before a squid emerged from the deep. Title: From the Deep Artist: David Lozeau Made-to-order giclee fine art reproductions on canvas featuring t

Giant squid attacked the navy ship USS Stein -  WTF fun facts

Giant Squid attacked the Navy Ship USS Stein - WTF weird and not-so-fun facts

A researcher has found that historical estimates of some of the largest ocean creatures are not correct.

New Size Estimates for Large Ocean Animals (Infographic)

A researcher has found that historical estimates of some of the largest ocean creatures are not correct. - Credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

The myth of a monstrous giant squid prowling the oceans has persisted for centuries but scientists have been able to reveal the truth behind the stories.

Photo of an Architeuthis specimen found in Ranheim, Norway, being measured by Professors Erling Sivertsen and Svein Haftorn (NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology

This well-written book tells the story of squid, including the enigmatic giant squid (kraken) and the scientists who study them

Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid [Book Review]

Here's an exclusive excerpt from the nature book, Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid, by Wendy Williams.

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