Here There Be Sea Monsters


Here There Be Sea Monsters

Medieval and renaissance maps are resplendent with sea monsters, but what were these fanciful beasts all about? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie breakdown the science, economics and mythology of sea serpents, walruses and whales the size of islands.

Imaged Caption: Olaus Magnus' Carte marina (Photo By DEA / M. SEEMULLER/De Agostini/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: sea monsters, cryptozoology