The largest single-stem tree by wood volume and mass is the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), native to Sierra Nevada and California; it typically grows to a height of 70–85 m (230–280 ft) and 5–7 m (16–23 ft) in diameter.. The largest organism in the world, according to mass, is the aspen tree whose colonies of clones can grow up to five miles long.
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Despite that, some of the strangest and most terrifying creatures in the universe lie beneath the surface of bodies of water with which we are, at least partially, familiar.
Shastasaurus, the largest marine reptile species ever found, was a variety of ichthyosaur that could grow to over 65 feet (20m), much longer than most other predators. But one of the largest creatures to ever swim the the sea wasn’t exactly a fearsome predator; Shastasaurus was a specialized suction feeder, eating mainly fish.
In the pitch black depths of the ocean where the pressure can be dozens of times higher than at sea level, you may very well find yourself running into one of these scary sea animals. Allow us to introduce you to the 25 most terrifying deep sea creatures on Earth.
Featured Image Credit: Youtube #1 The Blue Whale . The Blue Whale is the biggest animal on earth known to man on both land and sea. This thing is HUUUGEEEE and just to put things in perspective, it is comparable to a Boeing 373 airplane and its tongue alone weighs 4 tons.
Why? Because these creatures are just so big that it would only make us a spec in their eyes and we would be just the size of their nails. It may seem impossible but yes, these kinds of animals conquered the land and the sea in the earlier days. Curious? We are too and decided to create a top 10 lists of these biggest creatures that ever existed.
World’s Top 15 Biggest Creatures of The Ocean . ... This massive sea creature is longest known animals in the world, inhabit near Australia and New Zealand. Ocean Sunfish. Ocean Sunfish is the species of heaviest known bony fish in the world,native to tropical waters of the world. The species is considered a delicacy in some parts of the world.
See photos of colossal sea creatures (including great white sharks, jellyfish, giant clams, and more) in this oceans photo gallery from National Geographic.
The second-largest sea creature -- and second-largest creature on Earth -- is the fin whale. Fin whales are a very slender, graceful whale species. Fin whales can reach lengths up to 88 feet and weigh up to 80 tons.