Almost every culture’s got a story of a great sea monster, lurking down where we can’t see it. The Kraken, Leviathan, Nessy, even H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu all fill that niche of danger in the deep. Unfortunately for some Russian sailors, it appears ‘deep’ is much closer than we’d like.
The creature in the picture above, identified by a leading expert to the Huffington post, is a colossal squid. The much larger cousin of the more famous giant squid, the colossal squid has only been captured once and only disected twice. That such a massive monster of the deep could dwell so close to the surface…well, its unnerving to say the least.