Once the carcass of the creature was spotted, scientists moved in to obtain samples. And, judging from the decomposition of the giant body, they estimated that it had been dead for, at minimum, three days. Still, that didn’t answer the question that almost everyone who saw the images, or the corpse firsthand, was asking. Just what was it?
Next, the army moved in on the site, having been sent to guard the corpse and try to move it inland. After all, the carcass could well have been contaminating the sea around it. The giant mass was decomposing, turning the water around it a dark red color, and oddly the dead monster was floating as well.
However, that wasn’t the strangest thing about the corpse. After misidentifying the dead creature as a boat, Tuanakot revised his idea. There were what looked like tentacles splaying out of the mass of flesh – and that made him think there was a chance that it could have been a giant squid.