Though we have definitely explored a fair share of our world, humanity still hasn’t really explored much of the world’s oceans. Back in the day, many sailors believed that the sea was filled with mythical creatures that were totally beyond explanation. Considering these 15 animals, we’re inclined to say they might have been right. Some of the creepier of these beasties are many millennia extinct, and perhaps that’s for the best.
Colossal squids were literally the stuff of legend. Until recently, most scientists believed sightings of them to be sailors discussing the legendary Kraken. A typical Colossal Squid will grow up to 46 feet in length, with females being the larger of the two genders. Known to get into vicious battles with whales, it’s quite possible that the reason why sailors of old described Kraken attacks on ships so frequently was because the bottom of the ships resembled whales.