Kw-logo-smaller

Dinosaur: Book Review :: Monsters Of The Deep

Tylosaurus: Most Dangerous Predator Of The Sea
Cretoxyrhina Mantelli: Great White x 2
Archelon: Gigantic Turtle
Elasmosaurus: Longest Plesiosaur
Xiphactinus Audax: Ferocious Fish

While dinosaurs ruled the land, the oceans of the world were filled with incredible species of their own. Vast marine reptiles dominated the seas. Some of these fearsome swimming creatures grew to nearly 65 feet long – the largest predators the world has ever known. They were the real-life monsters of the deep.

Tylosaurus

This is one of the biggest creatures that fall under the mosasaur species. At 50 feet long, it stalked its prey from below, surging upward to strike with its enormous snout. With its flat head and hinged snake-like jaw, this sea monster probably devoured most if its prey in one gigantic bite. By its shear size alone, Tylosaurus was one of the most dangerous predators in the entire ocean.

Cretoxyrhina mantelli

At more than 24 feet, this sea creature was twice as big as a Great White Shark. It cut through the water like a torpedo, able to slice the flesh of anything it encountered with its razor-sharp, curved teeth. Perfectly designed, a deadly hunter and the biggest fish in the sea – its modern-day shark descendants certainly have some big “fins” to fill.


Archelon

This prehistoric giant turtle could grow up to 15 feet in length and 16 feet in width, from flipper to flipper. Weighing more than 2.5 tons, it fed on jellyfish and probably had a life span of 50 to 100 years.


Elasmosaurus

This 46-foot long creature lived on small prey, trapping them in its interlocking teeth. It would sneak up on prey with its incredibly long neck. It also swallowed stones to weigh it down when it dove into the deep sea.


Xiphactinus audax

This gigantic fish grew to a massive 20 feet and had a head as big as a grizzly bear. It also possessed needle-sharp pointed teeth and could swallow prey more than 6 feet long completely whole.


Related stories:

  • Dinotopia Review
  • D-Rex Review
  • Prehistoric Worlds Review
  • Dino Camp

  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F992547177218

    What Do You Think Killed All the Dinos?

    • Asteroid impact.
    • Climate change.
    • Volcanic eruptions.
    • Something else.

    related stories

    Tyrannosaurus rex – “Tyrant Lizard King” – even the name’s impressive. When the T-Rex was first g...

    Random in the forums

    Thunderpandapaw
    Welcome all! :]
    reply 21 minutes
    starscream07
    7? loooool 
    reply 36 minutes
    HPDeskjetDell12
    To whom u said welcome?  :confused
    reply 38 minutes
    ultraboy789
    8.
    reply 42 minutes
    Outlaw
    Outlaw posted in Food:
    Bread
    reply about 1 hour

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    157262_(2)

    When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...