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Sea serpent, mythological and legendary marine that traditionally resembles enormous snake. Belief In Huge Creatures That Inhabit Deep Was Widespread Throughout Ancient World. In Old Testament there are several allusions to primordial combat between God and monstrous adversary, variously named Leviathan or Rahab. Although references to Leviathan indicate dragon - like creature, name has also been used to denote sea monsters in general. Analogies to this combat are found throughout ancient Middle East. Babylonian literature records battle between God Marduk and multi - head serpent - dragon Tiamat, and in Hittite myth, God is victorious over dragon Illuyankas. Similarly, Canaanite poem from Ras Shamra in northern Syria records battle between God Baal and monster called Leviathan. Although tales of sea serpents have continued to exist throughout centuries, no animal has been captured so far that has not proven to belong to previously well - known group. Large Number Of Well - Authenticated Stories Of Monstrous Marine Creatures Seem To Be Explicable As Incorrect Observations Of Animals Already Well Know. For example, number of porpoises swimming one behind other and rising regularly to take air might produce appearance of very large serpentlike creature progressing by series of vertical undulations. Large masses of half awash often been mistaken for some gigantic animal. Basking sharks, nemertines, ribbonfish or oarfish, and sea lions have also been suggested as for some so - called sea serpents. Giant squids are presumably foundation on which many accounts are base; these animals, which may attain total length of 50 feet, occasionally frequent regions from which many accounts of sea serpents have comeScandinavia, Denmark, British Isles, and eastern coasts of North America. One of these animals swimming on surface with two enormously elongated arms trailing along through water would produce almost exactly picture that many strangely consistent independent accounts require: general cylindrical shape with flattened head, appendages on head and neck, dark colour on top and lighter shade beneath, progression steady and uniform, body straight but capable of being bent, and spouting water. Further, sperm whales are known to kill and devour Architeuthis, and one of most graphic accounts of sea serpents speaks of it as in conflict with whale around which it had thrown two coils and which it ultimately drag below surface. History Of Sightings Of Freshwater Monsters Is Lengthy, Especially Those Of Loch Ness In Northern Scotland. They have been object of much investigation, all of it remaining inconclusive.

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Its not just Loch Ness Monster; from Scotland to Amazon, fisherman, sailors and coastal dwellers have long reported strange animals in water. But what some of these sightings are more than just stories? Pacific Northwest Is Particularly Known For Sea Monsters, Largely Because Of Continuity Of Stories About Unidentified Sea Creatures. Indigenous tribes of area not only report sightings of sea monsters, but immortalize them in their artwork for thousands of years. One such creature is known as Atlatl, which lives on Skagit River and has been portrayed in art and sculpture by people of area at least as far back as 200 AD. Even after colonization, fisherman in area reported sightings of this creature in early 1970s. Another often - sighted creature is Caddy or Cadburosaurus, so named because of its frequent in Cadboro Bay in Victoria, British Columbia. This greenish - brown Sea Creature, with horse - like head, mane, and long serpentine body, has been sighted in waters from Puget Sound to as far north as Alaska. General Consensus Is That Sightings Of Sea Monsters Are Actually Misidentifications Of Known Animals Or Even Plants. Despite hundreds of years of anecdotal evidence, most scientists are still skeptical about existence of sea monsters. General Consensus Is That These Sightings Are Actually Misidentifications Of Known Animals Or Even Plants Or Driftwood. Few disagree, however, noting that indigenous descriptions of seemingly fantastical creatures have led to discovery of real animals, such as gorillas and African forest elephant. One scientist in particular, Bernard Heuvelmans, spent his life combing through various folktales and legends looking for grains of truth. Heuvelmans is sometimes known as father of cryptozoology, in large part because he coined phrase himself. French Zoologist Wrote Several Books On Unknown Animals, Including One Devoted To Sea Serpents, And Was Strong Proponent Of Idea That Scientists Should More Carefully Evaluate Reports Of Unknown Creatures Instead Of Dismissing Them Immediately. Needless to say, this does not make him very popular in scientific community. Sightings of unidentified creatures continue to this day; recently sea serpent was allegedly sighted in Wyoming lake, seeming to confirm Native American legends of region.

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Set in MEXICO to soundtrack of angsty 80s music, Chloe Aridjiss's Sea Monsters is surreal, captivating tale about power of youthful imagination, lure of teenage transgression, and its inevitable disappointments. It is 1988, and Luisa is precocious 17 - year - old who enjoys reading Baudelaire and discussing ancient Greece with her father over dinner. As she lay awake at night, her mind turns not only to boys but also to velocity of particles traveling along axis; indispensability of horses and railways during Mexican Revolution; map of chromosomal deviations; character development in Macbeth. She is bored and friendless at her elite international school, where her classmates, rich Europhiles and US expatriates, have bodyguards waiting for them outside front gates. Along with slightly older boy, Tomas, on whom she has developed crush, she hatches plan to run away to Oaxaca in pursuit of troupe of Ukrainian dwarves who have apparently escaped Soviet circus currently touring MEXICO. Pair end up in Zipolite, coastal resort know Beach of Dead, where they quickly lose interest in one another. Plot has very little role to play in Sea Monsters; Aridjis allows her narrative to swell and recede like Sea, along with Luisas capacious imagination. Episodes from Beach and City are woven together, not so much to advance narrative arc, as to build rich evocations of place and to sketch out inner world of fickle teenager who is both restless and apathetic, self - absorbed and self - aware. Aridjiss first novel, Book of Clouds, has been called stunningly accurate portrait of Berlin; in Sea Monsters, her portrayal of MEXICO City is no less vivid. Luisas family home is in Colonia Roma, now familiar to so many international viewers to Alfonso Cuaron and Netflix. Aridjis beautifully captures neighborhoods crumbling buildings, public fountains, uneven pavements, and, above all, its sounds: car horns, cries of emergency vendors, deliverymen on motorcycles, radios playing on nearby rooftops and patios, silence only immediate aftermath of 1985 earthquake. Violent rains, traffic, perennial security threat these scenes wonderfully evoke citys ability to make its inhabitants feel claustrophobic. On days when smog is not so suffocating, Luisa searches for of distant volcanoes on its perimeter. They appear and majestic, fueling her desire to leave. But novel is just as powerful when depicting capital opposite, tiny Oaxacan Beach town of Zipolite, which turns out to be no idyll either. Here Aridjis evokes eerie, interminable crashing of waves on shore; eccentric mix of nudists, beachcombers, and European tourists; surreal way objects and buildings seem to ripple in salt and wind; and lethargy and disaffection brought on by string of identical hot days: It was quarter past crow, half past seagull, five to owl.

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