This Mysterious Sea Monster Washed Up On Shore, And It’s Left Scientists Completely Perplexed

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Image: YouTube/Patasiwa Kumbang Amalatu

Looking at the skeleton that could be seen poking through the rotting flesh – including a spine, a jaw bone and part of the skull – researchers believed they had identified the creature. The first piece of evidence that led to this conclusion was in what had previously been the creature’s mouth.

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Image: YouTube/Patasiwa Kumbang Amalatu

Yes, in some of the photos, there looked to be a baleen plate present. This body part is a component of the filtration system that a lot of whales use to separate the krill they eat from the sea water. So the corpse wasn’t a boat, and it wasn’t a giant squid. Could it, then, have once been a baleen whale such as a humpback?

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