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Water - Creatures of the Deep

Part of the Mythic Creatures exhibition.

Creatures of the Deep

Kraken model
© AMNH / D. Finnin

Water beckons us. It is soothing and seductive but it's also capable of unleashing deadly force. The mythic creatures that inhabit the depths give form to water's essential mysteries. They arouse feelings of curiosity, hope--and bottomless fear. Like water itself, these creatures can be beautiful and enticing. But will they share their life-giving bounty? Or lure us to destruction?