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Long before they disappeared from maps, sea monsters were repurposed for politics....
A Mermaid's Vanity
A siren admires herself in a mirror—a sign of her vanity—amongst ships in the...
The Many Footed Beast
Polypus (meaning “many-footed”) was used to describe many animals, from the...
This sea pig, which was compared to heretics that distorted truth and lived like...
Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean is the site of the...
More Australian Plants
As Dampier studied the plants he encountered in Australia, he wrote that they were...