For the typical hectic day when you need a relax moment.
If in the first two instalments of Worms, Sponges and Other Invertebrates Found in the Mariana Trench (1673, 1679) the author allowed himself somewhat questionable creative licence, it is in the final volume of the series (1685) that his imagination was truly unleashed. It is true that its morphology is uncommon amongst ocean fauna, and that its physiognomy may vaguely echo a prehistoric figure. The very long neck doesn’t help. Nor its heavy gait, tail or walrus moustache. But to take this and introduce the creature to us as a dwarf ancestor of the Loch Ness monster is a bit of a stretch, isn’t it?