Friday, 23 August 2013
Mysterious “Sea Monster” Washes Up Onshore in Spain
A mysterious sea creature has washed up onshore in Villaricos, Spain, leaving everyone scratching their heads. A woman found the decomposing carcass on the beach early Thursday, according to a report on ThinkSpain.com.
“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 carcass sprouts shattered bones (which some mistook for horns) on one end and is about 13 feet long.
Photos of the “sea monster” are going viral on social networks and making headlines all over the world. Some speculate humorously that the creature is a distant relative to the Loch Ness Monster.
Others believe the carcass is an Oarfish.
“It’s hard to know what we’re dealing with,” Marina-Sea Life Defense 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.”