Drawing by Pierre Denys de Montfort, 1801, from the descriptions of French sailors reportedly attacked by a Kraken off the coast of Angola.
Gender Unknown
Region Europe
Habitat European oceans
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Diet Fish and sometimes Ships

The Kraken is a sea monster in the form of a giant octopus or squid, which is known for attacking ships. The exact size varies from the size of an island to roughly the size of a ship. While it does not always choose to attack ships, the force of it diving creates a massive whirlpool that can such ships down with it.


In 1997, an ultra-low frequency underwater sound was detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration several times. The sound, dubbed the Bloop, sounded similar to the emmision made by a Blue Whale yet the sound was carried over 5,000 km, suggesting it was made by a creature several times larger. The Bloop has been, somewhat humorously, associated with the Kraken.


Some legends say the kraken in the norwegian sea, others say it roamed the seas attacking ships.

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