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12 sea of monsters and monsters of the deep oceans

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The modern ocean is home to many incredible creatures, many of which we don’t have the slightest idea. You never know what lies there in the dark cold depths. However, none of them compares with the ancient monsters that dominated the oceans millions of years ago.

In this article we will tell you about the lizards, carnivorous fish of prey, whales, terrorizing sea creatures in prehistoric times.

1. Giant Stingray

What it is: 5 meters in diameter, poisonous spike length of 25 on the tail, and strength enough to drag a boat filled with people? In this case, it is a creepy flat sea creature from prehistoric times to the present day, inhabiting salty waters from the Mekong river as far as Australia.

Stingrays live peacefully in the waters of Australia ever since, as the extinct dinosaurs and large predatory sharks from which they happened. They were born in prehistoric times, but they managed to survive all the ice ages, and even the terrible eruption of Toba. They are very dangerous and they do not want to get close. Even if you think they’re not around, you could be wrong – they are perfectly camouflaged.

They are dangerous because they can attack you with a poisonous thorn dipped in a neurotoxin or just damage to vital organs. Plus though, is that these prehistoric monsters are not as aggressive and will not try to eat you.

2. Melville’s Leviathan (Livyatan melvillei)

Earlier in this article already dealt with the predatory whales. Leviathan Melville – the most awesome of them. Imagine a huge hybrid of whale and sperm whale. This monster was not just carnivores – kill and eat other whales. He had the biggest teeth of all known animals.

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Their length sometimes reached 37 centimeters! They lived in the same oceans, at the same time and ate the same food as the Megalodon, thus competing with the largest predatory shark that time.

Their huge head was equipped with the same devices for sonar, that of modern whales, which made them hunt more successfully in troubled waters. If someone it wasn’t clear from the beginning, this animal was named after the Leviathan – a giant sea monster from the Bible, and Herman Melville, who wrote the famous Moby dick. Whether Moby dick is one of the Leviathans, he would definitely eat “Pequod” with all his team.

3. Helicoprion (Helicoprion)

This shark with a length of 4.5 meters lower jaw was a kind of curl, studded with teeth. It was like a hybrid of a shark with a circular saw, and we all know that when dangerous tools become part of the predator that is at the top of the food chain, the whole world trembles.

The teeth of helicoprion was jagged, which clearly indicates the predatory nature of this sea monster, however, scientists are still not known for certain whether the jaw is pushed forward as in the photo, or slightly retracted into the mouth.

These creatures survived the Triassic mass extinction, which might point to their high intelligence, but the reason also could serve as their accommodation in the deep sea.

4. Kronosaur (Kronosaurus)

Kronosaur is another short-necked reptiles that look like liopleurodon. Remarkably, its true length is also known only approximately. It is believed that it reached 10 meters, and his teeth reached up to 30 cm in length. That’s why he was named after Cronus, the king of the ancient Greek titans.

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And now guess where this monster lived. If your assumption was connected with Australia, then you are absolutely right. The head of kronosaur was about 3 meters in length and he was able to swallow a whole adult person. In addition, after that inside the animal remained in the middle of another one half.

Also, due to the fact that the fins of the kronosaurus was similar in structure to the flippers of a turtle, the researchers made the conclusion that they are very distantly related, and assumed that the kronosaurus was also out on land to lay eggs. In any case, we can be sure that the nests of these sea monsters nobody dare to destroy.

5. Dunkleosteus (Dunkleosteus)

Dunkleosteus was a ten-meter predatory monster. Huge sharks lived significantly longer dunkleosteus, however, this does not mean that they were the best predators. Instead of teeth in dunkleosteus was bony outgrowths, as in some species of modern turtles. It has been estimated that the force of their bite was equal to 1500 kilograms per square centimeter, which puts them on a par with crocodiles and predators and made them one of the creatures with the strongest bite.

Based on the facts of their jaw muscles, scientists have concluded that dunkleosteus could open its mouth in one fiftieth fraction of a second, absorbing everything in its path. As they grow, the single bony fish tooth plate replaced with a segmented, allowing easier to get food and to break the thick shells of other fish. In the arms race, called the prehistoric ocean, dunkleosteus was a real well-armored, heavy tank.

6. Mausar (Mauisaurus haasti)

Mausar was named after the ancient God of the Maori Maui, who, according to legend, pulled a hook on the backbone of New Zealand from the ocean floor, so that only the name you can understand that this animal was huge. The neck of maisaura in length was about 15 meters, which is quite a lot compared to the total length of 20 metres.

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His incredible neck had plenty of vertebrae, which gave it a special flexibility. Imagine a turtle without a shell with a surprisingly long neck around and looked this hideous creature.

It lived during the Cretaceous period, which meant that the poor creatures jumping into the water to escape from the velociraptors and tyrannosaurs had face-to-face encounter with these sea monsters. The habitat of musarov was limited to New Zealand waters, indicating that all the inhabitants were in danger.

7. Merostomes (Jaekelopterus rhenaniae)

It is not surprising that the words “sea Scorpion” cause only negative emotions, but this representative list were the most terrible of them. Jaekelopterus rhenaniae is a special kind of rodent, which was the largest and most feared arthropods of the time: 2.5 meters net clawed horror under armour.

Many of us are afraid of small ant or large spiders, but imagine the whole spectrum of fear, test a man who was not fortunate enough to meet a sea monster.

On the other hand, these terrible creatures died out before the event that killed all the dinosaurs and 90% of life on Earth. Survived only some species of crabs, which is not so bad. There is no evidence that ancient sea Scorpions were poisonous, based on the structure of the tail, it can be concluded that perhaps it was true.

8. Basilosaurus (Basilosaurus)

Despite the name and appearance, they are not reptiles, as it may seem at first glance. This is actually the most real whales (not the most intimidating in the squeak!). Basilosaurus were predatory ancestors of modern whales and their length ranged from 15 to 25 meters. He is described as a kit, something resembling a snake because of its length and ability to squirm.

It’s hard to imagine swimming in the ocean, it was possible to stumble upon a huge creature similar to a snake, a whale and a crocodile at the same time with a length of 20 meters. Fear of the ocean would be stuck behind you for a long time.

Physical evidence suggests that basilosaurus did not have such cognitive abilities as modern whales. In addition, they did not have the potential for echolocation and could move only in two dimensions (this means that they could actively dive and dive to great depths). Thus, this terrible predator was as stupid as a bag of prehistoric tools and couldn’t haunt you if you went in or came out of the sea.

9. Liopleurodon (Liopleurodon)

If in the movie “Jurassic Park” was the scene with the water, which would include some sea monsters of the time, liopleurodon certainly there would be in it. Despite the fact that scientists argue about the real length of this animal (some say it reached up to 15 meters), most of them agree that it was about 6 meters, and a fifth of the length was occupied by a narrow head of liopleurodon.

Many people think that 6 meters is not much, but the smallest member of these monsters are able to swallow an adult human. Scientists have recreated a model of liopleurodon fins and tested them.

During the research they found that these prehistoric animals were not as fast, but agility was more than they could take. They were also able to make short, fast and sharp attacks, such as those that make modern crocodiles, which makes them even more frightening.

10. The Megalodon (Megalodon)

Megalodon is probably the most well-known creature on this list, but it’s hard to imagine a shark the size of a school bus really ever existed in reality. Nowadays there are many different scientific films and programs about these amazing monsters.

Contrary to popular belief, the Megalodon didn’t live in the same time with dinosaurs. They dominated the seas from 25 to 1.5 million years ago, and it means that they missed the last dinosaur by 40 million years. In addition, it means that the first people caught these sea monsters alive.

Home of the Megalodon was a warm ocean, which existed until the last ice age in the early Pleistocene, and it is believed that he is deprived of these huge sharks and food to multiply. Perhaps this is nature’s way defended modern humanity from the terrible predators.

11. Danosaur (Dakosaurus)

Traces of the existence of dakosaurus was first found in Germany. These carnivorous creatures resembling a hybrid of reptiles and fishes dominated the oceans during the Jurassic period. Their remains were found in the vast territory from Russia to England and Argentina.

Although this is a sea monster and compared to modern crocodiles, its length was an average of about 5 meters. His huge and unique teeth have led scientists to the conclusion that dakosaurus was on the top of the food chain at the time.

12. A Nothosauras (Nothosaurus)

Despite the fact that the length of the body of nothosaurus was only 4 meters, they were aggressive hunters. Their mouth was full of sharp teeth and they eat mostly fish and squid. It was believed that nodosaur were the real experts on ambush and their bodies were perfect to sneak up to the victim and catch her by surprise. It is considered that Nacozari inextricably linked to pliosaurs, another native marine predators. The found remains show that they lived in the Triassic period over 200 million years ago.

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