19 Bizarre Sea Creatures That Washed Up On Shore

Water covers some 70 percent of our planet’s surface, but less than 5 percent of the oceans’ depths have been explored in detail – and that leaves plenty of wiggle room for large, undiscovered species to swim through the darkness unidentified. Indeed, scientists predict that there are 18 large sea creatures still to be classified – yet have some of them already reached our shores?

19. Folly Beach Monster

South Carolina residents got a shock in 2012 when a huge, scaly mass washed up on Folly Beach. Alas, though, it wasn’t a prehistoric monster or Godzilla’s tail; the armadillo-lizard lookalike was identified as an endangered Atlantic sturgeon, which is a primitive bony-plated fish. Even with the mystery solved, though, the size of this thing is still impressive.

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