Brutus the Giant Saltwater Croc

At 70-80 years old, Brutus is an 18-foot long croc. He’s tougher than nails with a missing leg due to a fight with a shark and missing teeth from eating wild boars. But Brutus is not the biggest croc in these waters. That goes to his 20-foot brother, Dominator.

So tonight raise your glass of beer or whiskey to the sheer awesomeness that is Brutus and Dominator!

Dr. M (1714 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.