Critter of the Week: Leedsichthys

Meet Gulper. He’s the biggest, most easy-going fish in the sea.  All he wants in life is to drift through nice sunny waters.  He’d love it if you joined him for a swim, and you’re welcome to hitch a ride on his fin. 🙂



Gulper has a giant mouth, but don’t worry, all he eats are tiny sea critters called plankton- just like whales. 🙂

Also like whales, this guy is enormous!  Here’s a short video of a whale shark and diver, just to give you a hint on how big they are.


As big as the shark is, Gulper is even bigger. 😀

Probably not much bigger, and most reports you’ll find are greatly exaggerated.  But hey- whale shark size is still huge, and anything bigger than that is just about mind blowing!

Just for fun, here’s another clip.  This one is from the TV show River Monsters.  I’m not a fan of the way he talks about these fish as monsters- Gulper is pretty laid back- but it’s still interesting.  Keep in mind the length of the fish is probably exaggerated in the clip. 🙂


Making progress…

This week was better for staying on track. 🙂

I rather like having the A&S posts every two weeks, with a shorter sort of preview post in between.  It gives me more time to research on the chosen critter. Good research makes sure the critters are accurate to science, but also lets me know what I can speculate on the details.

So you can look forward to more youtube videos and possibly links to other awesome posts. 🙂


Coming Next Week…

He’s a flying ace!  He’ll swoop, dive, and swim anywhere for a shiny fish. 🙂

Share your guess in the comments! He’s one of the critters over on the critter page. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Critter of the Week: Leedsichthys

  1. Aren’t we glad that he only eats plankton! I wonder how much property Pete owns in order to have one of these things, along with a dozen other huge dinosaurs?


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