post anything spoopy involving the deep sea
From a young age, I've always been fascinated by the sea, even though I've never had a chance to visit. Still, I would not set one toe in the water ever. Not just sharks, but all the zillions of other things in the water waiting to eat, bite, sting, or otherwise fuck you up. Pic related, these motherfuckers right here. Jellies of any kind are one of Nature's cruelest tricks, but especially these invisible, hurts-worse-than-you-can-imagine little bitches.
13 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Here we go, a quick Google search for "shark underwater" found it.
Seriously? It's the exact same shark in the exact same pose, whoever shooped the pic just made the water murkier to make it look more believable. Open them in two tabs and click back and forth, you'll see it eventually.
>Humboldt squid are some of the largest of the squids, growing up to 1.5 metres in length and 50kg
>as the name suggests they live in the Humboldt current, but they do drift a fair bit
>they are known to be aggressive towards humans.
So I was on a small cruise around the Galapagos islands, and we were doing a lot of snorkelling. Mostly it was off the small shallow coasts of the smaller islands, but one snorkelling stop we were taken way out to a reef drop off. We were only given 15 minutes to look around and it was recommended that only strong swimmers get in due to depth, the current, and the possible need to get quickly into a boat if the sharks start getting frisky. So the water is pretty clear and I'm having a good time diving 20-30 feet down and finding crabs and fish and shit in the drop off walls, when about 10 minutes in everything goes bananas. I was at the surface looking around when something SLAMS into me from the side, knocking me belly-up so I start taking on water from my snorkel in panic. As I'm coughing it slams into me again, right into the small of my back. This does have the effect of righting me so I can actually see what's going on. This big fucking squid (probably 1.3 metres, i was told it was about 45 kgs) then reverses, wrapping its tentacles around my arm and biting small chunks out of my hand. I still have some scars that never properly healed from the punctures it gave me. Anyway I don't really know what to do since I don't have a dive knife or anything, so I basically grabbed it with my free hand and squeezed and twisted and shit, and the squid lets go and runs off. At this point I was pretty fucking scared so I wasn't looking at anything, but I see the squid charge at me again, coming basically straight along the surface. As its about two metres away, it was yanked out of the water by a shark hook wielded by two guys in a zodiac and thrown about 10 metres. I quickly got onto the boat, and I've been terrified of them ever since
They never really worried me before that, but now squid in general freak me right out. Also pic attached shows 3/4 scars on my hand from being bitten.
This story isn't as dramatic, but it was still pretty wild.
>sailing around the carribean with a group of people I dont really know
>I'm the only one who's an experienced free diver, the rest can't dive more than 6 feet.
>we're all snorkelling around a reef channel and our guide points out a swim through roughly 15 feet down
>fuck yeah now I'll impress the hot Chilean girls
>the tunnel is about 8 feet in length, so our 5'9" guide was in their for a fair time, but at 6'0 I should be in and out
>head down and enter the tunnel
>fuck yeah I'm good
>into the tunnel all the way, no turning back now
>turn to the left to have a little look (the interior of the tunnel extended god knows how far back into the wall of the channel, I stuck to the outside wall)
>theres about 20 toothy fish faces, possibly belonging to Jack or Snapper, I couldn't tell
>BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL FACING ME HEAD ON
>fish normally swim around a lot so you can generally get a profile view, but these fish were just floating, staring at me
>creeps me out so I turn away
>and then a fucking green moray slithers out of the wall and wraps around my fin, holding me in place
>I'm about 1 foot from the end, and now desperate to get out
>eel lets me go and I swim to the end of the tunnel
>a motherfucking GOLIATH GROUPER parks itself in the my goddamn exit
>no choice, I can't go back I don't have enough air
>move my arms out in front and SPRINT into the fish, shoving it back and clearing the way
>as I'm sprinting to the surface im told the grouper swam after me, and tried to bite my legs (very unusual behaviour)
That was a genuinely scary experience.
Will confirm it's shopped, first page when you google "great white shark"
Australian Eastern standard time nigger
Whale sharks are like nurse sharks anon, pretty much harmless
Thanks Anon. Those groupers are scary enough OUT of water and dead, let alone alive and swimming about. I saw that Australian fisherman dude hook one in Miami when he was after a (bull?) shark that had been attacking swimmers. Fucking behemoths. They're the ones with the spikes on the dorsal fin, am I right?
Yeah that's it. They get up to 2.5 metres long, but the one I saw was only about 1.5. The larger ones WILL attack divers if they are bigger than them, but it's unusual for a smaller one to attack, let alone chase.
That's still fuckin' big dude! In the video I mentioned the bloke had a proper harness, the heaviest line etc, everything for shark hunting and it was ragging him all over for about an hour and a quarter all told, I think. Fuck. Encountering one of them, AND a moray eel, AND some scary-toothed little fishies?--rather you than me mate, rather you than me.
Then again every Australian I've ever met has been a fucking nutter-in a good way, you understand. I guess you're used to nature actively wanting to murder you, or something?!
Yeah they're fucking heavy, you need all sorts of crazy gear to fish for them. Don't get me wrong it's still one of the biggest fish I've ever seen, but it's not a monster for that species. The moray freaked me out because I just generally don't like eels. They're all weird and undulating and gross. The thing about the fishes wasn't so much their faces but the behavior. Fish are by nature flighty, so to have a large school floating still when I was right near them, and when there are predators like grouper around its really bizarre.
And its not so much that I'm used to everything wanting to attack me, mostly marine life. As I said I'm an experienced diver, and I'm a keen spearfisherman at home so I'm fairly well versed on fish and marine life behaviors. So im rarely concerned about fish, even aggressive ones because I know how to act on the safest way
those exist everywhere really, result of ancient acid rain digging a hole over millions of years into limestone, they actually expand inside and are bottle-shaped. They exist only in the sea since on land they get eroded and cave in
Anyone have any creepy ass sea related dreams?
>Go to sleep at to hotel while staying at the beach
>Suddenly i'm floating on my bed in the middle of the ocean in the dead of night
>see dozens of yellow eyes peering at me from beneath the surface
>Bed starts sinking beneath the waves and suddenly i'm pulled beneath the water
>Open my eyes and i'm face to face with some weird ass shark/pig hybrid creature
>It tells me it can't wait to play with me at the ocean tomorrow
>freak the fuck out and stay in the hotel room for the rest of the vacation
I still haven't set foot in the sea ever since.
>Be me, 10
>Sleeping at granddads, who lives near the sea
>Dream i'm in a pool full of fucked-up fish and other scary shit
>gtfo of the pool
>Thing with scales all over it's back, no neck, creepy ass smile
>pins me down
>shitting myself at this point
>the fucking thing decides to LICK MY LIPS
>can feel tingling sensation on my lips
I'm still scared shitless of open water and night diving.
Until you accidentally get swallowed up.
You think it's gonna spit you out cause it accidentally ate you?
What if you just float in when it's swimming, you can't exactly swim right out of its mouth.
Not the actual fish that swan after me, but this is the species. There are no photos of that specific fish I'm sorry
Horrifying, but also amazing. These deep sea threads are all usually the same, so thanks for sharing your stories.
>They never really worried me before that, but now squid in general freak me right out.
After seeing what a normally more passive or "harmless" octopus can do to a diver simply by latching onto it like a Facehugger, the much more aggressive squid would scare me, even without being attacked. Reason #52 of why I would never swim in the ocean ever.
Now worries, I'm more than happy to share a few more stories of my own, and some I've heard from mates if you want.
And it's possibly because I've lived on the coast all my life, but I definitely feel that the ocean is so much more interesting than it is scary, so I can't imagine just never setting foot in it. It's also probably that I've experienced most of the oceans dangers from sharks to sea lions, so I'm not really scared of those things anymore. It's actually pretty weird that the most aggressive creature I've encountered was that squid.
>>17320011 There was a point when I was younger when every single dream would end in me falling into open water and some big black thing rushing at me would make me wake up.
Stopped me sleeping a lot.
>Now worries, I'm more than happy to share a few more stories of my own, and some I've heard from mates if you want.
That would be great.
>I definitely feel that the ocean is so much more interesting than it is scary
I'm also >>17318803 and as a kid, I couldn't read enough about the ocean and all its fascinating creatures, even the creepy ones. I still have some old seashell collections, though since I live nowhere near the ocean, it's mostly cheap stuff bought from stores or gifted to me by relatives. But I'm still an overly cautious person who can't swim very well, and the thought of jellies, sharks, blue-ringed octopi, squid, eels, and other various harmful creatures creeps me out way too much to ever get in the water.
>you're walking through a deep forest near a beach
>late night, only light is the moon
>suddenly you hear a rustling in the trees
>this guy creeps toward you from the dark
>more of them appear
>they've learned to breath and walk out of water
Blue ring octopi don't have out in the ocean mate, just in rock pools and shit. Plus they aren't aggressive, so you don't need to worry about them anymore :)
Yeah I'll write up another in a sec
Nah man that's the scar that never properly healed. The skin on top of it just dries and dies, which is why it looks like a wart. It's actually from a squid beak.
Not me, so I don't know. My paintings aren't of under da sea.
I don't normally tell this one because it seems wrong and no one believes me anyway.
>out spearfishing one day
>friend takes me to one of his local spots
>it's a weird fissure in the middle of nowhere, but there's fish so its cool
>the fissure is so deep that even when I dive as deep as I can ( 30 feet-ish) still just inky blackness
>dive down to max depth chasing a snapper when I hear a loud rumble
>sense something huge coming up towards me (you can sense shit like that in holes because of the change in water pressure)
>what the fuck
>now see this huge writhing shape rapidly rising from the depths
>as I'm sprinting to the surface I can see it's just a massive cloud of bubbles
>bubbles wash over me as I continue rising (that was a weird experience in itself)
>get to the surface and inhale
>gag and start coughing
>it smells like something died, must have come from the bubble
>what the fuck
>mate comes over in his boat after the smell clears away and says he's done
>tell him I need to make one last dive, thought I saw something
>dive as deep as I can and hover for a couple secs, staring down
>something starts rising up
>fuck that I need to breathe again
>as I'm looking down whilst swimming I see it's a massive fucking tube of what appears to be jelly fish
>this thing is only 10 centimetres from the top of my fin as I'm swimming, what the FUCK
>8 foot diameter, and its so long that despite being able to see about 20 feet I can't see the end
>it has fucking skeletons in it (fish skeletons, not human)
>comes up behind me until I hit 10 feet below the surface, then it immediately sinks back down
>I'm so astounded by this
>get on boat and tell my mate about the bubbles followed by this weird thing
>"anon, the local aboriginal tribe tell stories about how a dark monster lives in this cave"
>holy shit really
>"no, you idiot. You probably just saw some weed floating and the poor vis made it look like that"
I know what I saw.
No, this is Irukandji. One of the most deadly and painful venoms in nature, and you pretty much can't see it because it's transparent and size of fingernail.
Lives mostly in Australia, but is spreading around the world thanks to the ballast water in ships.
Nah, see what makes me fear the depths is how helpless humans really are down there.
Those fuckers learn to walk on land? You in my house now son. TENTACLES AIN'T GON HELP YOU HERE.
Also here is a gem:
One of the effects of its venom is "feeling of impending doom", many patients BEGGING their doctors to kill them.
>yfw there are oceanic planets out there with seas so deep that the water turns into exotic forms of ice due to pressure before the actual bottom is reached
It seems like that, but nah.
The wounds were significantly bigger than that, but it happened several years ago so everything has reduced on size. I also had pretty thick dive gloves on which would have stopped or literally shedding my hand, so it only got a few bites in.
How deep man? Like Japanese slushee deep?
Holy shit, I think I'm almost getting an idea... Something about your post, Cloverfield and my post? Jbrams monster is from a world like you described. The jap's found a substance on the ocean floor resembling the quantum jelly you talked about, and right on time the monster shows up. Follow?
To me this is the creepiest pic on this entire thread. I don't give a shit if some big ass shark is fuckin about, I couldn't care less about some noodly ass jelly fish. I'm more scared of the corpse of a giant octopus than when it's alive. What kills me about the depth is just the sheer lack of direction, the lack of guidance. I'm afraid of getting lost in the sea. Lost so deep that i'm almost trapped. When you see a sunken ship, or you see the corpse of an animal, you know that this environment alone has the potential to end you; to end your existence, and that something or someone was there before you. they're dead now. it's nothing new to the dead, only the living.
Look you're right to be wary of them because they're poisonous as fuck, but you don't really need to be scared. I've only seen about 5 in my 20 years of living at the beach and scrounging in rock pools.
Submechanophobio. I suffer from this as well, which is why I never really got into wreck diving.
Safe mang. Thanks for the stories mate. Open water scares me. Sorry for the late reply and this question, you don't hafta answer if you don't want to but do you actually make a living from diving etc or is it a side passion of yours?
There's a video on youtube of a diver retelling his attack by three or four Humboldt squids. One grabbed his tanks and yanked him back so hard it dislocated it's shoulder, he was bitten on the wrist with such force it broke it in five places and, scariest, one pulled him down into the depths so fast his EARDRUM IMPLODED. He knew he was going to die at this point so he just did everything to fight them off and was able to get to the boat and hang on but they came back after him so his mates had to hit 'em with poles to enable the guy to get into the boat safely. Fuckin' scary shit. Will try to find it again if anyone's interested. BTW I'm >>17319834 cheers for the OC Diverdude!
Nah its just a passion. I've just spent so much time in the water that I have a lot of stories to tell. I have way more "isnt this awesome" stories than spooky ones, but we're on /x/ so......
Yeah they're fucking crazy. I'm thankful it wasn't full size, and it was probably sick or half dead or something. I have no doubt a full strength one would have fucked me up more. Shit, if there hadn't been anyone else there to help me i don't know what would have happened.
Oh, okay. Would you want to do it for a job or d'ya think that'd "kill" the love you have for the sea a bit, know what I mean? Or would diving be your dream job? Also, was it you who said you have a phobia of underwater wrecks/machinery?
Regarding the squid attack, shit, you got lucky I think man. On that video I mentioned about the diver whose eardrum imploded there ws some footage of a Humboldt squid with that fucking beak scissoring in and out rapidly...sheeit.
Nice one Anon that's it! Fuck those things. They have evil-looking eyes, too.
Humboldt's are cool, I like them.
It's a shame they don't like us.
Also, don't believe the narrator's doom & gloom, real life giant and colossal squids are pretty slow and gentle in comparison, total bros to swim with.
All too true. Last moments of the worlds smallest diver being eaten by a nine foot trawlling shark at a depth of 34'. The GPS tracking device the midget was wearing is still active.
I was joking about the last image of tiny diver and I learned about this little bit of Human gold. Then you say he kill. Then you say he not. Good thing come from garbage shit thread.
it's a throw away image btw
ok ok whatever. Anon mentioned that little dude's name and now I can't stop watching his videos. I wanted to learn russian before- oh god I hope that's russian- but now I'm thinking these videos could be the next real-life Borat or something. This guy's shit is funny. Watched enough to notice it's the same group of asses hanging out with him, and the little guy is just always aggressive. At the barber shop, outside of the cafe. It's Russian jackass or something and I'm in to it.
'There is no doubt in my mind, that that eel likes me.'
That's really something. Watch the video. That stupid eel remembered that particular human- in a dive suit- year after year, after year. An eel? That eel really looks like it likes its scratch behind the.. ear holes?
Actually a lot of creatures down there look fucking terrifying
For me personally I think diving for a job would kind of kill it. I like going out because I can choose to avoid the bad weather or shit vis to make sure I have mostly positive experiences. And yeah I suffer a bit from submechanophobia, which is the irrational fear of man made objects in the sea. Not so much that I'm physically incapable of being near wrecks and stuff, but I just get a really eerie, creeped out feeling around them, particularly large wrecks. As such I never really got into wreck diving.
And yeah, looking back on it I realise just how lucky I am to have escaped the squid encounter with barely any damage. These days I just don't feel right diving without a knife. I know there are no Humboldt squid near australia, but its still a comfort.
Did it look like this? I'm asking for general shape now, they are rather diverse in colour, outline, size and texture.
What you just described sounds like a pyrosome or a siphonophore.
Pretty interesting animals, each tube (colony) is built of individuals (zooids), which evolved to fit different functions each - there are feeding zooids, breeding zooids, etc. - these creatures developed some sort of meta-multicellularity.
Yeah it could have been a pyrosome, but it would have been a record breaking sized one. As I said it was 8 feet wide and at least 20 feet long. It also seemed to be solid, not hollow, but it could have been a trick of the water flow.
>feeding the trolls
You should know better than this by now.
for me, the force of the ocean itself is much more terrifying than the creatures that live in it. I love the ocean, but there is nothing scarier than seeing a huge wave coming at you and knowing there's no where to go.
That being said, here's a fucking shark.
>The standard pluralized form of "octopus" in the English language is "octopuses" /ˈɒktəpʊsJz/, although the Ancient Greek plural "octopodes" /ɒkˈtɒpədiːz/, has also been used historically. The alternative plural "octopi" — which misguidedly assumes it is a Latin "-us"-word — is considered grammatically incorrect.
WHERE'S YOUR GOD NOW
Okay, that squid thing. It lives in the ocean. Wtf is that thing doing in my ocean, fuck the ocean. I'm avoiding that shit from now on.
My Octopussy GODDESS, thank you, is awaiting the day of the Underwater Uprising when she and her consort, Cthulhuluhu, will ascend from the depths to fuck the righteous and assrape the guilty, such as yourself. Repent, lest you suffer the wrath of her triple penetration.
>Jaws: The Revenge
I'm so glad I've forgotten everything about this shitty movie except parts of the end.
deep sea mariner here. This type of weather is terrifying to actually sail through and actually poses a small danger. You don't know the full force of the ocean until you've been able to stand on what before was a wall because the boat rides the waves so high
Ugh.. anything to do with deep shipwrecks gives me the creeps. Like this recent one of the El Faro's bow 15,000 ft down.
(Pic from: https://youtu.be/PnS7mLyk5QA )
This picture and its variants get posted in almost every deep sea thread we have. It's art, guys.
For extra fun, look in the lower left corner here.
Well hell... I know that was taken from a large ship, but if I was stupid enough to ignore the grib files and sail into that, I would be shitting myself. Deploy sea anchor, don survival suit, life raft tucked under one arm, epirb under the other.. lol.
For Thanksgiving this year the family got a time-share in Hawaii. However, to get there, it's a 5 hour flight over nothing but the fucking ocean.
There is nothing on this earth that scares me more than open water. Lakes are bad enough but the ocean... Ugh.
Any advice to keep me from not having the biggest panic attack of my life? I'm considering not going because of this.
You've got some time to wait, anon.
>Any advice to keep me from not having the biggest panic attack of my life?
Some sort of sedative or an anti-nausea thing like Dramamine. Make sure you check all warnings and instructions before you mix or down a bunch of shit, though. Bring an mp3 player too and don't sit near the window. Close your eyes and chill. You could optionally watch an in-flight movie, but they usually suck and it might make you motion sick or strain your neck if you can't see it well. I can't remember because I rarely fly and I've never had the problems you do.
This. This is the creepiest fucking thing. A man made thing made to look like something that is supposed to be in a non-man environment floating in that same non-man environment. What if evil mermen existed and they sent us thousands of these to symbolize war with man
Then we eat them like we do everything else in the sea. Merfish 'n chips. Merfin soup. Fillet o' mermanlet.
And if that doesn't work, breeding with their women might teach them a thing or two. In fact, I hear the Japanese are already getting started. >>17325550
This is kind of an odd question and I don't know if you're going to come back to this thread but:
Have you had any experience with spirits or demons? Have you used a Ouija board or ever tried to contact spirits. This is a relevant question.
If you have provoked demonic entities in any way, they could follow you. I know very few people believe and understand them but they're real. And if you are a target then it is not unusual for demons to enter the bodies of animals to provoke you. It may explain why you have two separate occasions of very weird animal behavior.
Some other options could be your pheromones or that you're full of shit.......
Anyone got the story about the Scottish SBS and Royal Marine divers that were attacked by some kind of mermaid creatures off the coast of Scotland? Fucking terrifying and sounded damn real.
Yeah when I was like 11 some girls brought a ouija board into school and were playing with it, and me and a couple of other guys just went and fucked with it by moving the token over to "no" and making it spell "rude words". I seriously doubt that's got anything to do with it. And it's not pheromones, its called "I've spent a fuckload of time in and around the ocean". Most experienced divers and snorkelers have many stories of weird behaviours, or about being attacked by animals. The exact same species of fish placed into two different reefs will develop completely different behaviors. It just freaks me out because it's not the behavior I'm expecting. The oceans are relatively unexplored and undocumented. Theres so much crazy shit that goes on it that we never see, or bother to look for, so it makes sense that people will experience some weird stuff. It's not demons.
No stories or anything like that, but i just wanna say, ive noticed, my 2 biggest fears are the ocean, and the dark. idk about whats necessarily "in" there, but because in the dark, and the ocean, youre completely vulnerable. In the ocean, you are fucked. everything that lives there, E V E R Y T H I N G, is better at moving in the water than you are. you rely on going to the top. in the dark is a little different, you have footing, you rely on other senses, but in the ocean, it can be considered worse. you can see the shit ( assuming youre on the surface). Ive always been fascinated by the ocean, and that will never change. but there is no way in hell im going past my chest on the beach.
When I was a kid, the Royal British Columbia Museum had a fantastic and horrifying exhibit about the ocean's depths that involved a series of videos that told a fictional story about a bathysphere exploring the deep deep Pacific Ocean. The story begins with everything going all cool "oh look, jellyfish, how beautiful!" "Oh, a shark, haha, can't touch me "
Then the guy's line beaks and he just goes complete FREEFALL into the Pacific Ocean, and then he hits the bottom and the pressure starts to crack the thing apart
Kind of a fucked up way to start off the exhibit, I must say
I use to have a shitty game for the PS1 where you played as a scuba diver and search for gold I think. I would freak the fuck out when you jade to battle a seam monster. To this day I fucking hate not know what's around me especially when I'm at sea.
Have you ever had nightmares that you're in the ocean, unable to breathe, and scared of what will happen in the next few seconds? Where you clearly know you're going to die, and can feel the water all around you? I have them often.
Sperms are cool, I was one of the ~10 people who went to see In the Heart of the Sea, and now I'm fascinated by them, I'd love to swim with a real one. They're scary, but chill as fuck.
I'm sad they started stranding and dying by he dozens in Europe last month.
Learning can be fun.
That's it for now, maybe I'll do some of the others later. >>17325507 is a cool chart, but doesn't really do these creatures justice in the spooks department.
I can't recall any specific dream, but for the past five or so years my dreams almost always seem to have very similar set ups. I'm either standing on the shore of a body of water or standing on a bridge overlooking one. There is always something swimming just below the surface. Just close enough to make a "shadow" but evidently in deep enough to be unable to make out any details aside from it's great length from above. Sometimes large quantities of dead fish are also present. In one dream I recall the dead fish actually acting like platforms which I tried to cross for some reason.
I had many where I was in full scuba gear just sinking into an abyss I would look down and see massive shapes moving through underneath me and that was it for a long time in complete scilence. I always get a little spooked whenever I dive now.
Sauropods could possibly reach bigger size, and maybe they did - see Amphicoelias - but the remains of these giants are extremely poorly preserved, because the bigger an animal is, the harder it is for it to fossilise and so in these cases we are usually left with something like a single vertebra instead of say, entire skeleton.
The question is still open.
>tfw, if ya go back far enough, that thing and us probably share a common ancestor.
>wtf do aliens, that don't, even look like?
Also... Truth stranger than CGI...
blue whale is the largest animal that has ever existed fucktard.
Actually, they ain't very chill. They're actually responsible for more human deaths than killer whales. They like to fuck with people and have been known to grab divers and drag them to their deaths, even if they don't seem to eat them.
I wish I had the video they showed us at school, where the eskimos were out hunting, capsized one of their boats, and the sperm whale bit two of them in half.
...Granted, I don't expect them to be chill when yer chucking spears at them.
>They like to fuck with people and have been known to grab divers and drag them to their deaths, even if they don't seem to eat them.
You're thinking of pilot whales.
>...Granted, I don't expect them to be chill when yer chucking spears at them.
I have a story that will spoop people afraid of the sea
>be working for a coral and sea life conservation group in Barbados
>get to dive in warm crystal clear waters every day and get paid for it, shit's great
>surveying the increase in species of sea creatures on a purposely sunken ship
>lift up a bit of scrap metal
>8 or 9 of these fuckers come crawling out all over my hand
>you don't usually find so many these little shits together so it surprised me
>they're pretty harmless so i just continued to go about my business
fucking spider crabs man
There is really no way that a land animal can become as massive as a blue whale
There MAY have been sauropods LONGER than a blue whale, sure, but the blue whale will certainly be the most massive animal. Chances are it's very close to the largest an animal can even get on this planet.
None of this really bothered me until they showed how the little jaw comes forward and snaps the prey, in this case his thumb, in half. If I were him I'd be thankful the thumb got severed cuz if I learned that an alien eel jaw bit my finger I'd cut it off myself