"A gigantic sea serpent has been attacking human merchant vessels one after another." When this news reached the kingdom, a fleet was dispatched to vanquish the fiend. The massive sea serpent showed itself on the murky, stormy sea surface. As soon as the soldiers caught sight of this terrifying incarnation of the sea, they immediately knew that they were doomed.
A sea serpent or sea dragon is a type of sea monster either wholly or partly serpentine. Sightings of sea serpents have been reported for hundreds of years, and continue to be claimed today. It is currently believed that the sightings can be best explained as known animals such as oarfish, whales, or sharks. Some cryptozoologists have suggested that the sea serpents are relict plesiosaurs, mosasaurs or other Mesozoic marine reptiles.
Artwork by Anastasia Ovchinnikova.