It should go without saying that the ocean is still a complete mystery to us. There’s stuff down there that we still don’t understand, and un-explored regions that will require technologies we’ve still yet to develop. Ranging from creatures that have adapted to the dark and
pressurized depths, to huge mammals such as whales that reach sizes that are mind-boggling, I’m just grateful that the age of sea monsters is over. Hopefully.
Have you ever had the chance to look into the kinds of things that used to live in the ocean? The
creatures that used to live down there in the murky depths, that have thankfully gone extinct, were a nightmare. Reaching proportions we can’t even imagine, a million years ago was a time of terror and scary sharp teeth.These were some of the biggest and baddest sea monsters that used to live in the oceans.
Aka – The Whale-Sized Shark
Hitting over 50 feet long, this was the largest shark of all time, and these
guys used to hunt whales. Picture it this way: our biggest and baddest shark now, the Great White, is merely the size of this monster’s penis.They used to rip off the tails and fins of prehistoric whales and let them flounder, while they enjoyed their meals. Lucky for us, they died off 2.6 Million years ago, right around the time humans began to evolve into who we are now.
Aka – An Armoured Death Monster
Living 400 million years ago, this fish had the strongest bite of any fish, even
stronger than the T-Rex. As an Apex predator, it ate whatever it wanted, and measured 33 feet long.It was also armoured from head to toe, so nothing could touch it.
Aka – One of the Most Ferocious Prehistoric Predators
Saving the day in
Jurassic World, this bad boy had backwards facing teeth that sliced it’s prey into tiny bits, before being eaten.Roaming the oceans 70-66 Million years ago, this guy was close to 60 feet long, incredibly fast and insanely vicious.
Aka – the Spiral-Mouthed Killer Shark
As the terror of the seven seas 300 Million years ago, this was a bizarre looking shark, with an
insane set of teeth, arranged in a spiral pattern.Of course, this is based on the fossils they’ve found. No one is sure how exactly the teeth worked, but there’s a theory that this shark dissected it’s prey like a buzzsaw.
Aka – The Behemoth Reptile
This guy would have been considered one of the fiercest
predators of the Jurassic Period, getting up to 24 feet in length and had 4-inch long teeth.While some of the other guys on this list were super fast, not this monster. It could make go 6 mph full out, which meant it was more of an ambush predator.
Aka – The Whale that Loved Eating Other Whales
Named after the author of “Moby Dick,” this massive whale fed
primarily on Baleen Whales. Living 13 million years ago, it was the size of a modern Sperm Whale, but had massively huge teeth.While modern Whales just eat thing whole, this guy hunted similar to Orca Whales by biting, tearing and thrashing at their prey.
Aka – A Sea Scorpion That’s Bigger Than You
This guy was an apex predator over 400 Million years ago and was willing to eat anything smaller than itself, including weaker members of it’s own species. This guy grew to over 8 feet long, had huge spiked claws and incredibly fast reflexes.
Aka – Nessie’s Great-Grandmother
This classification of aquatic dinosaurs is made up of more than one species, and lived close to 135 million years ago. This is the species that apparently still haunts the Loch Ness in Scotland, and Lake Okanagan in British Columbia.
Aka – The Most Ancient of Sharks
This guy may not have been the fiercest or the largest, but he was one of the weirdest looking. The Stethacanthus was a skilled hunter of squids and other crustaceans, and had a unique dorsal fin on top of it’s head. No one knows what it was for, but it could have been an intimidation factor. Either way, colour us scared.
Aka – The Largest Fish Ever
This is the largest bony fish ever discovered. Most of the fossils that have been found, have shown gills that are larger than the wing bones of the giant Pterosaurs. Almost hitting 55 feet in length, they weren’t particularly fast, but they could eat a lot and were incredibly relentless.Did I say they were huge? Like massively huge.
Aka – The Jurassic Version of Flipper
This marine reptile is very similar to our modern day dolphin. Incredibly speedy and aggressive, it ranged from 13 feet long to almost 60.Given what we know about the relative intelligence and social norms of contemporary dolphins, I’m afraid of what this guy was capable of.