To support this theory, we have the case of a 6 ft long leptocephalus, or eel larvae, collected by the research vessel Dana in 1930. A normal leptocephalus is only 3 inches long. This ratio would make the adult of the giant larvae well over 100 ft in length.
In Crescent Lake, on the northern coast of Newfoundland, sightings of giant eel-like creatures have been reported for some time, and the creature even got its own local name, "Cressie."
Tales of monster sized and man-eating eels have been around for centuries. In ancient Rome, rulers like Nero were said to throw disobedient servants into pits filled with hungry morays. Apart from the giant eel larvae captured in 1930, no evidence of such creatures existence has ever been presented.
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