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The Egede Sea Serpent

This monster is known from only one account, of an incident in 1734, but it may describe an unidentified single monster that has also been sighted elsewhere (see "Related"). Danish missionary Hans Egede described his sighting in his Det gamle Grønlands nye Perlustration, published in 1741. In Greenland attempting to convert the natives to Christianity, he and his group reported spotting a giant sea serpent:

As for other sea monsters . . . none of them have been seen by us, or any of our Time that ever I could hear, save that most dreadful Monster