ceadeus

Have I ever mentioned how I’ve ruined my life by keeping a dream journal back in 2009? 

Because I kept a journal and made it an active habit to try to remember dreams, I now am cursed with having lots of dreams all the time. I seriously don’t sleep well any given night. 

and… i’m not even sure how much context I want to give. Mostly because my dreams are absolutely stupid. But like… 

I was having someone clear out files on ‘my school computer’ and 90% of the files were just stupid gifs I saved. Some where really awesome!! But the ones that made me lose my shit in dream land, and that I have the actually ability to recreate in real life…. were…

The Abyssal Leviathan & The Science Behind Its Diving

If you ever played MH3U, then you’ll probably know that one of the last monsters you fight is the Abyssal Lagiacrus. It is a terrifying beast that can generate devastating electric charges, triple whirlpool torrents, and create some of the best weapons in the game. However, there’s one thing that’s bothered me about this monster.

When you fight this colossal beast, you fight it in the Underwater Ruins. The same place you fight Ceadeus and its cousin, the Goldbeard Ceadeus. This map is memorable for having some of the largest areas ever constructed in any Monster Hunter game. Area 3 (as seen below) is especially true of that. Yet, there’s one thing about this area that doesn’t make sense.

There’s light from the sun shining down.

In other words, this means this area of the ocean isn’t extremely deep. The water is still illuminated by the sunlight from above, and as such you can see what you’re doing as you fight the giant monsters that inhabit this place. However, it also means the Abyssal Lagiacrus and Ceadeus are similar to sperm whales in that regard. To be seen at such high water levels means they must regularly make trips both up and down. We hunters are simply finding them when they’re close to the surface.

If we take the Abyssal Lagiacrus and use it’s literal name to decide where it lives, then it would live in the Abyssal zone of the oceans.

As you can see, the Abyssopelagic zone of the oceans is more than 13,000 ft below the surface. At these depths, an organism would be experiencing approximately 5636 psi, which is close to three tons per square inch. At this point, comparing the Abyssal Lagiacrus to a sperm whale is simply ludicrous.

The deepest dive of a sperm whale was around 4000 ft, yet sperm whales average around 2-3000 ft. This means Abyssal Lagiacruses are diving to depths that are more than 3 times as far as the deepest sperm whale.

Have fun with that thought the next time you hunt one of these things.