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What is lurking the bottom of the ocean?


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#16    Spinebreaker

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:12 AM

No-one's sure exactly how big a Colossal Squid can get.  There are researchers who are adamant that they are finding massive bite marks in various creatures from some massive undiscovered shark...

Goldfish grow according to the size of the body of water they are in, is that true for all fish?  Look at the size of some Catfish and Ray people have caught in lakes/rivers.  Imagine if something similar had the Atlantic to grow into?

That's just the more 'realistic' stuff...  Who's to say there's not some massive Cryptid down there?  They say the surface of the Moon is better explored than the Oceans...

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:19 AM

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

View Postthird_eye, on 15 May 2013 - 10:19 AM, said:

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Measuring 7 x 7 feet with a tail said to be 10 foot long, it took the help of twelve other men to lift the giant fish out of the water.
note : it's no longer just a fresh water fish this as its now believe to migrate between the sea and the mekong

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.... a record that was previously held by a team of fishermen who caught a 646 pound (293kg ) giant catfish, also from the Mekong River.

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Navy SEALs display a 23-foot (7.0-metre) giant oarfish discovered on the beach in 1996 in Coronado, California, USA

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In February 2007 the longlining vessel San Aspiring, fishing for Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni Norman) in the Ross Sea, captured a colossal squid specimen. It was later weighed at 495 kilogrammes.

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Yes, those creatures all exist and there are most certainly large creatures in the ocean - but let's not blur the actual with discussions of things like Cthulhu, megaladon, etc.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:53 AM

okay ...

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:57 PM

View PostAlex Smith, on 14 May 2013 - 02:29 PM, said:

I wonder if the ocean is big enough for really big fish to hide from mankind
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not much is known about the blue whale, and that's pretty big, AND we know it's there, so who knows what else could be lurking around....?

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:21 PM

I'd like to lurk at the bottom of the ocean. Someday that may be possible. :yes:

I have a recurring fantasy that involves aliens coming to earth  in my lifetime and draining oceans and lakes so we can take images and get a good look (no creatures would be harmed in the making of this fantasy. In fact those that inhabit certain upper zones would be suspended in space temporarily).
That would just be so very very interesting to see, imo.

I know, my fantasy life is a little....odd..... :w00t:

Edited by QuiteContrary, 15 May 2013 - 10:23 PM.

Bigfoot is definitely in the eye of the beholder!

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:58 PM

odd QC, but extremely vivid and entertaining!

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:05 PM

Lost civilization of Octopeople perhaps?


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:51 PM

Lovecraft's old ones, Cthulhu, statues of Dagon, a temple in a sunken city with a WWI german U-29 and R'lyeh the list goes on.

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Edited by MiskatonicGrad, 15 May 2013 - 11:53 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:00 AM

but seriously I would love to know but could we? we can't be everywhere at once anything large can go deep to avoid sonar or a net. the ocean has always fascinated me more so than space (better chance of going down in a sub then up in a rocket) I think if we did know what was down there we would be less apt to go swimming in it.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:45 AM

I think some of the sea animals we already know about are pretty amazing. The colossal squids have always got my attention. Even Blue Whales, this image of a blue whales jaw is crazy.

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Plenty of videos on youtube showing deep sea creatures.



And this weird Jellyfish that was filmed:



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:55 AM

The monsters from Pacific Rim are just waiting for the right moment...

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:04 AM

View PostAlex Smith, on 14 May 2013 - 02:29 PM, said:

I really like the idea of a gigantic seamonster like prehistoric animals or Cthulhu, but what's really there? I remember the bloop and it really sounds interesting, but I wonder if the ocean is big enough for really big fish to hide from mankind and if it's scientifically possible for larger than usual sea animals.

Excellent question. I sometimes wonder if the ocean is a bit like the Universe.


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:39 PM

Zombie whales.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:40 AM

Just thought I'd post some videos of some awesome sea creatures.

Bobbit Worm


Sea Squirts


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