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Monstrum: Release the Kraken! Origins of the Legendary Sea Monster

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The legend of the Kraken has terrorized sailors and seafarers for hundreds of years. The ocean is a terrifying force of nature that is filled with mysterious creatures that helped inspire the human imagination to construct a monster of epic proportions. In this episode, Dr. Zarka looks at the history and folklore of the Kraken. Part of the "Monstrum" series.

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Runtime: 6 minutes 7 seconds

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