On May 10, locals at the Hulung Beach in Indonesia found a giant carcass washed up on the shore. According to Beritasatu.com, the beached up carcass was first spotted by Asrul Tuanakota, a local resident of the village.The giant blob was first mistaken for a stranded boat. The unusual discovery, especially as the creature started to turn the waters around it red, has attracted scores of locals and marine scientists to the area.
The giant sea animal, which was 50ft in length, appeared to have been dead for at least three days before its discovery, prompting demands that the government helps to remove the already decaying carcass. Locals had initially thought that the mysterious species was an elusive Giant Squid, but experts say that it is more likely to be a whale. Tests are now underway to confirm the species.
The gruesome remains of species being washed up to shore is far from a rare occurrence, even in England. Last month, a 25ft shark washed up on rocks on the Cornish coast. The massive shark, which was spotted floating upside-down at Chapel Point, Mevagissey, is believed to be a basking shark.
Marine experts say that although basking sharks are a common sight in our waters, to see a dead one is a “rare opportunity”. The animal was first spotted by photographer Matthew Facey using a drone to take pictures of the stunning coastline around the area.