This disgusting, mysterious sea monster washed up on an island in Indonesia
A giant “squid-like” creature has washed up on the coast of an Indonesia island leaving locals baffled.
“It’s definitely a very decomposed sea creature in the later spaces of decomposition”, Lucy Babey, head of science and conservation for the animal charity Orca, told the BBC at the time.
According to reports, Tuanakota first mistook the vast bloated animal for a stranded boat.
The reason for the giant squid washing up on the shore is still unknown, but it is believed to have been dead for at least three days before it was found.
Close-up footage shows a twisted mass of discoloured skin that is a rich rusty brown-red into the waters.
Residents have asked authorities to help remove the decaying remains.
Local man Asrul Tuanakota made the discovery on Tuesday evening.
Earlier this year, a mysterious hairy sea monster was found on a beach in the Philippines.
Whatever it is, the 15 metre-long carcass is pretty disgusting and was still bleeding a day after it was found, according to local media.
On closer inspection, however, Watkins and his fellow crew came to the conclusion they had come across the gas-filled corpse of a whale.
In 2015, fisherman Mark Watkins captured incredible footage of a freaky creature floating off Western Australia.