Terrifying Images Of the Ocean That Will Make You Never Want To Swim Again

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Have you ever seen an octopus that big? No? Well, most people haven’t. But, as scary as the thought of seeing an octopus as big as that may be, what’s scarier is that the octopus on the above isn’t even the biggest. Case in point, the Giant Pacific Octopus are known to grow up to lengths of 16 feet and weigh as much as 110 pounds, with the largest ever recorded setting the bar at 30 feet and more than 600 pounds.

While the basking shark does not feed on people, but rather on planktons, it’s still not really comforting knowing that a creature with a mouth that can open as wide as that can be swimming just right under you at any moment.

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Again, as scary and large the stingray on the photo may look like, others have been caught and documented to be much larger. For example, back in 2015, a stingray weighing nearly 800 pounds became the largest freshwater fish ever caught by rod and line. The stingray came in with a measured length of 14 feet and width of 8 feet and took nearly two hours to reel in.

To be honest, we’d probably have run – or swam – away if we ever saw a stingray as big as that caught in our line.

Snakes on land are scary enough, but did you know that most are excellent swimmers too?

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