Sea monster attack on a boat

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Introduction

Ever since the dawn of time mankind has been captivated by sea and lake monsters, and while some are frightening chimerical creatures, others are very real, gigantic and astonishing. Still today, these monsters arouse our curiosity and interest.
Canadian waters are the “Realm of Monsters”, home to gigantic, frightening, strange creatures that have long been the subjects of myths and legends: whales, sperm whales, narwhals, jellyfish, giant squids and octopi, great white sharks, enormous fish (sturgeons, oarfish, etc.), walruses, seals, and Steller’s sea cow. More frightening still are the enigmatic sea serpents that still today would haunt the waters of Newfoundland, Vancouver Island, and numerous lakes across Canada.


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