Background information
Feature films Ice Age: The Meltdown
Video games Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (video game)
Voice Frank Welker
Character information
Species Globidens
Gender Male
Other names
Height 61 cm.
Weight 25 lbs.
Fur/Scale/Skin color Teal
Eyes Yellow with Red Pupils
Friends Cretaceous
Fate Crushed by giant boulder

Maelstrom is a Globidens that hunted animals during the Ice Age.Malestrom is one of the two main antagonists of Ice Age 2.


Maelstrom is shown in the beginning frozen in a great block of ice that was jarred loose when the wall of ice began crumbling. The ice melted, releasing both Cretaceous and him into the lake which was all but abandoned by most animals. When they made it to the ice lake, the first animal that they had encountered and eaten was Stu the glyptodont, leaving behind only his shell. The two sea reptiles then swam further down the series of rivers where they eventually reached Manfred's herd as well as Crash, Eddie, and Ellie. Maelstrom intended to eat Sid but could not catch him, as Sid was already escaping with Diego, and had only just escaped Maelstrom as he broke off a massive chunk of ice where the sloth and saber-tooth had stood only moments before.

Later, when the dam broke, the two reptiles went swimming on the wall of water that was slowly approaching towards the escaping masses and Cretaceous pulled down Manny when he was swimming to save Ellie. Manny devised a plan to rid himself of the two sea reptiles, by having them try to chase him, he tricked them into hitting a log that was wedged under a large rock. The plan worked, freeing Ellie, and knocking the two reptiles down with the boulder. Although the two reptiles are presumed to have been crushed by the boulder, there might be a possibility that they may have survived the boulder and have gotten swept away with the flood water when Scrat broke the glacier.


Maelstrom, like Cretaceous, was incapable of speech and so communicated in loud growls or roars. Maelstrom was a large pliosaur, thickly built with a large mouth filled with sharp teeth ideal for breaking bone, faintly glowing yellow eyes and armour-like teal scales that were topped off with spikes and bumps, propelled through the icy waters with large, flat fins. Within Maelstrom's digestive tract were several parasites: a number of stunted giant single-celled organisms and a large parasite with multiple eyes and a beak.