Friday, May 12, 2017
Squid Or Whale--Seems A Bit Different
Massive creature washes up on Indonesian island - but what is it?
Asrul Tuanakota, 37, said that he initially mistook the huge fleshy blob for a stranded boat, the newspaper reported.
Locals first shared images of the carcass, measuring about 15 metres (50ft) in length, on Wednesday. The animal is believed to have been dead for at least three days before being discovered.
According to local reports, fishermen thought it to be a giant squid, but a coordinator of Indonesia’s Marine and Coastal Resources Management said it was likely to be a whale. Lab tests are underway to confirm the species.
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