A blog for the United States branch of the global Centre for Fortean Zoology
Sunday, 23 March 2014
THE SEA-MONK: WHAT WAS IT?
This creature appears in Gesner's Historia Animalium (16th Century). It was found off the Danish coast. He calls it a sea-monk. There has been speculation over the years regarding its actual identity, but nobody has come up with a definite solution to the question. If it reminds you of something you see in the mirror each morning, I make no comment.