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Mystery Creature Baffles Scientists!

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1 hour ago, taniwha said:

There must be tons of dead sea monsters floating around out there.

Sorta.  Thankfully, most of the dead stuff heads for the bottom, and is dealt with / 'recycled' by the deep scavengers, ranging from sea lice through to nightmarish creatures like the hagfish.  Generally, the only stuff that floats is that bouyed up by flotation bladders and bloating of internal organs like stomachs - and of course when those get punctured by predation (various fish, sharks, dolphins, even some whales) while the carcass is still out at sea then they sink and never reach shore..

So next time you walk along a pristine beach, say a silent thankyou to all those creatures doing the predation and cleanups...

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9 hours ago, taniwha said:

There must be tons of dead sea monsters floating around out there.

Definitely.

Not necessarily a known species.

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9 hours ago, ChrLzs said:

Google "decomposing whale carcasses".  The shapes and appearances vary enormously and depend on how it has been predated, how long it has been decomposing, the angle of the photos etc, etc.

Frankly I couldn't give a toss whether it's a whale carcass or a giant squid or whatever - without detailed photographs and a bit of luck, eg an identifying feature of the animal being exposed, it is not possible to be certain from images like those.  The point of the responses to this thread is that NO scientists were baffled - it would take a REAL marine biologist (one who specialised in larger animals) about twenty minutes at most to identify - perhaps a little more to be absolutely sure by doing dna tests..

 

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21 minutes ago, Agishe said:

Definitely.

Not necessarily a known species.

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That's a megamouth, first discovered attached to a U.S Navy anchor chain in I think 1976. 

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8 minutes ago, oldrover said:

That's a megamouth, first discovered attached to a U.S Navy anchor chain in I think 1976.

I.e. can subject be something unknown?

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We see this all the time on the forums, at least one of us knows what it is

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On 02/10/2017 at 8:39 PM, Agishe said:

Definitely.

Not necessarily a known species.

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Ugly bugga I'd call it

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