1) Megalodon Megalodon that means “Big Tooth”, was one of the most terrifying creatures of the sea. Here is a list of prehistoric sea monsters and dinosaurs that are bound to make you quiver a little. After the South Atlantic Ocean basin formed 120 million years ago, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs and sea turtles moved in and thrived along Africa’s southwest coast.

“Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” will offer visitors the opportunity to dive into Cretaceous Angola’s cool coastal waters, examine the fossils of striking marine reptiles that once lived there and learn about the forces that continue to mold life in the ocean and on land. It is the largest predator and the largest shark ever recorded, growing up to 65 ft. long. Projecto PaleoAngola scientists have uncovered the fossils of these real-life sea monsters, shedding light on this period in Earth’s history—and on ocean ecosystems today. from Ancient and Medieval Cultures: ENGLISH 199 STUDENTS: For your annotated bibliography, you will pick one of the monsters below to research.If you wish, I will attach your annotated bibliography as a link to the monster, so … The ancient source of the phoenix myth — at least according to some authorities — Bennu the bird god was a familiar of Ra, as well as the animating spirit that powered creation (in one tale, Bennu glides over the primordial waters of Nun, the father of the Egyptian gods).

Sea Monsters. Monsters and Fabulous Beasts . In Late Antiquity mosaics depicting sea creatures became very popular and they often included monsters without a proper pedigree. Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps, by Chet Van Duzer, and Sea Monsters: A Voyage around the World’s Most Beguiling Map, …

See prehistoric sea creatures pictures in this gallery from National Geographic.

Ancient Sea Monsters Recently, paleontologists unearthed the fossilized remains of a 35-foot, 240 million-year-old ichthyosaur in Nevada's Augusta Mountains and instantly knew this creature would have been the ocean's top predator. The take away from Van Duzer’s fascinating depiction of sea monsters is that mythological stories and legends of the past, however fanciful they seem, often stem from real life events or experiences. Mosaic at Terme di Nettuno at Ostia. The image used as background for this page shows a relief portraying a Harpy at the Exhibition.