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kraken

a legendary sea monster of gigantic size believed to dwell off the coast of Norway

Kraken

giant snakelike sea creature. [Dan. Folklore: Merca tante, 194–195]
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A preliminary visit to the study site found the organism in question to be the nonindigenous ascidian Microcosmus squamiger.
Microcosmus squamiger, the invasive ascidian which was of main concern to oyster farmers at the start of this study, is a species native to Australia that was likely introduced to the Pacific Coast of Baja California via hull fouling.
Indeed, Francis Bacon, another scientific villain for Blake, had specifically mocked the ancient understanding of the "world's body" in the Advancement of Learning (1605): "The ancient opinion that man was Microcosmus, an abstract or model of the world, hath been fantastically strained .