Ancient oceans somehow just got even scarier with discovery of a massive aquatic carnivore

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The oceans that cover much of Earth today are filled with all kinds of interesting creatures, and while there's plenty of dangerous aquatic animals that could end your life, they're nothing compared to the ancient beasts that once dominated the seas. We've seen evidence of many "sea monsters" that lurked in the oceans millions of years ago, but a new discovery of a colossal carnivore from over 200 million years in the past really takes the cake.

Evidence of a truly massive sea reptile has caught the eye of paleontologists, and a new report in PLOS One reveals that not only was the incredible creature big, it may have been one of the largest animals that ever existed. The bones, which date back some 205 million years, were found by a fossil collector in Somerset in the south of England.

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