From ancient times when mariners spun yarns of sea serpents, mermaids and leviathans, humankind has been fascinated by what lurks in the watery recesses of the planet. Our appetite for tales of epic struggles between humans and aquatic beasts is insatiable.
Every few months another piscine saga hits the net, setting mouses a'clicking and fingers a'swiping to the tune of one million hits. Or 10 million. Or 20 million.
Click on to see a collection of the ones that got away and the ones that didn't.