September 15, 2011

Roman Mosaics Suggest Large 'Sea Monsters'

Alasdair Wilkins, io9


jon hanson/Wiki Commons

These days, the dusky grouper is a major predator in the Mediterranean Sea, generally growing to about two feet long. But that wasn't always the case...and ancient mosaics provide a rare chance to see what this beast used to be.

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TAGGED: Roman Empire, Fish, Ancient Civilization, Art

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