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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...
Dugongs, along with manatees, make up a group of marine mammals called sirenians or...
Pacific Ocean Currents
The arrows show the direction of ocean currents recorded by William Dampier while...