A Florida fisherman has caught an enormous 14-foot deep-sea creature, known as Dactylobatus clarkii, a deep sea species also referred to as ‘hookskate’ or ‘fingerskate’.
Unidentified “Horned Sea Monster” Washes Ashore in Spain
A mysterious sea creature featuring what appear to be horns on its head was discovered in the advanced stages of decomposition along the shoreline of Luis Siret Beach in Villaricos, Spain, on Thursday.
A woman first discovered the head and then found the body farther down the beach, according to ThinkSpain.com. The entire carcass with the head stretched 13 feet.
“A lady found one part and we helped her retrieve the rest,” said Maria Sanches of Civil Protection in Cuevas. “We have no idea what it was. It really stank.”
The find caused widespread speculation as to what it could be, some humorously suggesting it was a link to the Loch Ness Monster or was some sort of sea dragon or water dinosaur. Others surmised it was a mutant fish or some sort of shark species. The best guess here is an oarfish.
“It’s hard to know what we’re dealing with,” A PROMAR (Programa en Defensa de la Fauna Marina-Sea Life Defense Program) spokesman Paco Toledano told Ideal.es Ameria, “It’s very decomposed and we cannot identify what it is.”
“Perhaps we could learn something more from the bones, but to be precise, it would be necessary to perform a genetic analysis, which is very expensive and who would pay for it? Anyway, we have submitted the information to colleagues with more experience and knowledge to see if they can tell us something more specific.”
Toledano did shed some light on the horns of the sea creature, however. He said they are actually bones that have fallen out of place.
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What the fuck
it honestly looks like some kind of fucked up gator w hat
That’s a globster! It’s what happens to a whale’s body when it dies. Because whales have so much fat, and because of their environment, their corpses tend to be hard to recognize because of the way the fat decays and distorts when its rots. The result is a carcass that looks vaguely like a reptilian monster. They’re so common that cryptozoologists gave them a name!
omg but your not a teacher anymore
Diatom - a silicon based microscopic organism. Since all other life on our planet is based on carbon, these critters are super fascinating!
Velella is a genus of free-floating hydrozoan, that live on the surface of the open ocean. Velella is commonly known by the names sea raft, by-the-wind sailor, purple sail, little sail, or simply Velella. Currently the only known and identified species is the Velella velella(shown above). Most are less than about 7cm long, they are usually deep blue in colour, but their most obvious feature is a small stiff sail that catches the wind and propels them over the surface of the sea. Under certain wind conditions, they may be stranded by the thousand on beaches.
Photo credit: Arne Saknussem