The incredible details of the sighting which was at such close range is often reported as a "sea serpent". The details say that it swam without flippers in a perfectly straight line without undulations. It was also reported as having a kind of "mane" behind it's head, which is the same as the Nessie sightings of a "sea-horse". I've even put two and two together to speculate that the "lizard-like" creature may in fact be the sea nymph of a giant flying insect, similar to the water nymph of a dragonfly! Amazing and crazy, I know, but just about plausible imv. Original HMS Daedalus "Sea Serpent" Sighting (1826) Report Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!