Mon Aug 7th

National Sea Serpent Day

Have you ever looked out over the water and thought you saw a magnificent creature break the surface? Many men aboard the HMS Daedalus in August 1848 couldn't believe their eyes as they looked out over the South Atlantic, as they looked out. Several passengers and officers on a voyage to Saint Helena discovered a 60-foot-long creature with a peculiar maned head above the ocean water. This siting and several other tales that are still being told are commemorated on National Sea Serpent Day.

Serpent sightings are a matter of myth and legend. We may even call them sirens of the sea. Cetus, the Greek mythology's sea creature, was named in Greek mythology. The Kraken were discussed by the Vikings. serpents that live in the watery depths of our nation's major lakes and waterways have names. For a time, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service had one sea serpent named One. Chessie, the horse-like sea creature named Chessie reminds us of another legendary creature named Nessie of Loch Ness in Scotland. Chessie isn't the only one of Loch Ness to remind us of. Pressie and Bessie, two Great Lake monsters, take on the names Pressie and Bessie.

Many sightings have been attributed to large water animals such as whales, sharks, and sea lions. Sea serpents, mosasaurs, or other Mesozoic marine reptiles, according to cryptozoologists.

How to celebrate #nationalseaserpentday

  • Read sea serpent legends
  • Describe your personal sea serpent sighting
  • When sailing the ocean or a large body of water, look for sea serpents
  • To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalSeaSerpentDay