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Chapter Thirteen: The New Mythology of Sea Monsters: Wherein the True Nature and Solution of Some of the Mysteries is Disclosed, while Identifying others where no Solution will ever be Known.

Ellis wraps up the book in a positive, albeit mysterious, manner. I found two things worth mentioning from this chapter:

1. The Eltonian Rule: the hypothesis that most animal are preyed upon by other animals approximately 10x bigger than they are.

2. The Norwegian word for giant squid is Kjaempeblaekspruten.

And there you have it: everything I learned and wanted to share from Richard Ellis’s Monsters of the Sea.

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