A huge shaggy mess of unidentified sea creature has washed up in the Philippines, frightening onlookers who don't know what to make of the giant, bedraggled carcass the ocean has deposited on their doorstep. The unspecified 'sea monster' has yet to be identified by authorities, so locals have taken to simply calling it the 'globster' – a term reserved for unrecognisable blobs of marine life that the sea surrenders to the shore, provoking both horror and wonder in surface dwellers.
In this case, the globster was discovered about7pm on Friday night along a beach in Oriental Mindoro, a province in the Philippines' Mimaropa region. Krusada told The Sun the local government would now bury the carcass, with the tissue samples to be sent to a lab for DNA analysis. While it's unclear exactly what kind of ocean creature we're dealing with here, the authorities suspect the globster is probably some kind of decaying whale, although the particular species remains undetermined.
While one such similarly proportioned, shaggy creature at the time was speculated to be a dugong (aka sea cow), subsequent analysis revealed it to be a whale, although the exact species was never determined. We'll have to wait to see what the DNA analysis turns up this time, but for the fearful devout along this stretch of shore, the significance of their strange visitor is already apparent.
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