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Sea Monk
The Sea Monk
Illustration of the Sea Monk.
Cryptid Information
AKA N/A
Year First Seen 1531
Biological Class Unknown (Possible Fish or Amphibian)
Authenticity Status Real
Location Zealand, Finland
The Sea Monk, or sometimes Monk-Fish, is a type of Mer-Person  and was the name given to a sea animal found off the eastern coast of the Danish island of Zealand almost certainly in 1546. It was described as a "fish" that looked superficially like a monk. 

It was mentioned and pictured in the fourth volume of Conrad Gesner's famous Historia Animalium. Gesner also referenced a similar monster found in the Firth of Forth, according to Boethius, and a sighting off the coast of Poland in 1531.

Since the Sea Monk was caught in the same year as the Bishop-fish, it is suggested that the two are related, somehow.

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