0
$\begingroup$

This question already has an answer here:

I'm developing a planet populated by giant sea creatures (think Megalodon, but bigger.) While I know that gravity has an effect on size, the sources I found only made reference to land creatures, who can't grow past a certain size, or else their legs/bones would snap. Legs are obviously not a problem for sea creatures.

What things determine the upper size limit on aquatic creatures? How much effect does gravity have on aquatic size? Or is size more a function of available food (which is what I've heard about blue whales)?

(First-time asker, so if I've done something wrong, please let me know and I'll do better next time!)

$\endgroup$

marked as duplicate by Gary Walker, JBH, sphennings, Frostfyre, Vincent Sep 6 '17 at 20:13

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

1
$\begingroup$

As far as I know, the things determining the size for swimming creatures are breathing, and feeding. As long as you manage to get oxygen and nutrients to every bodypart, they can end up in sizes that we would consider islands.

$\endgroup$

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.