Worringly big sea monsters?

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

Are there any abnormally large, or dangerous sea monsters hundreds of metres under the sea that haven't been revealed to the public?

Being a marine biologist, it would be in the best interest of the public as our lives could be at risk.

Yours faithfully,

S. Darby

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Sebastian Darby

Dear Ministry of Defence,

The response to my request has been delayed. By law, I should have had a response already, please can you reply a.s.a.p.

Yours faithfully,

Sebastian Darby


Dear Mr Darby

Thank you for your request for MOD knowledge of Sea Monsters.

I have to report that the RN and MOD in general does not maintain any form
of central repository of information purely devoted to Sea Monsters.
Personnel might be inclined to record unusual sightings in ship's logs,
but there is, as far as we know no actual requirement for them to do so,
and it would be beyond the resource constraints of an FOI request to check
every line of every RN Log book for any such references since 2005.
However the RN does invite people to report sightings of marine
mammals, and its possible this could include unusual sightings. These are
forwarded to the UK Hydrographic Office at Taunton. The email address for
this aspect of the Hydrographic Office's business is
[1][email address]

I hope that is helpful. If you are not satisfied with this response or
you wish to complain about any aspect of the handling of your request,
then you should contact me in the first instance. If informal resolution
is not possible and you are still dissatisfied then you may apply for an
independent internal review by contacting the Head of Corporate
Information, 6th Floor, MOD Main Building, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB (e-mail
[2][email address]). Please note that any request for an internal review
must be made within 40 working days of the date on which the attempt to
reach informal resolution has come to an end.

If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you may take your
complaint to the Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section
50 of the Freedom of Information Act. Please note that the Information
Commissioner will not investigate your case until the MOD internal review
process has been completed. Further details of the role and powers of the
Information Commissioner can be found on the Commissioner's website,

Yours sincerely

Heather Godfrey

Naval Service Freedom of Information Coordination Cell (NSFOICC)
Mail Point 1-4,Leach Building
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