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Tourist snaps sea creature off Greek coast

October 28, 2015 | Comment icon 50 comments



The creature (see below) was pictured off the island of Corfu. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Andre Engels
A British tourist managed to capture the image of an unidentified sea creature while on holiday in Corfu.
52-year-old Harvey Robertson had been enjoying a Mediterranean cruise with his family when he discovered something unexpected in a photograph he'd taken inside a sea cave.

The image, which he'd captured by hanging the camera over the side of the boat, showed what appeared to be a peculiar grey creature that nobody had seen in the water at the time.

"I have no idea what it could have been, I have never seen anything like it," he said.

"I was trying to capture the water colour and was not looking at the water, the flash went off. I only saw the creature when looking back through my pics."

The image of the mystery animal has generated quite a lot of discussion since appearing online but so far nobody seems to know exactly what type of creature it actually is.

Source: BT.com | Comments (50)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #41 Posted by seaturtlehorsesnake 6 years ago
So there really IS a seaturtlehorsesnake! Holy ****! whoa.
Comment icon #42 Posted by Mr.United_Nations 6 years ago
So i think i finally figured it out. My son was watching a toddler show called octonaughts which featured an animal called a river dolphin which looked just like this "sea monster" I looked up some pictures as ive never seen a river dolphin and based on that and the likelihood that this cove contained fresh and salt water i would say its a pretty solid guess. As you can see thier snouts vary a bit from the traditional dolphin shape. This particular individual is slightly north of where he should be but its entirely possible. River dolphins in the med?
Comment icon #43 Posted by Kurzweil 6 years ago
River dolphins in the med? Yeah she didn't figure that part out yet.
Comment icon #44 Posted by PersonFromPorlock 6 years ago
You know, it could be a wonderful example of adaptive camouflage.... dinomonstrum flotomimus!
Comment icon #45 Posted by Gigmaster 6 years ago
It's no mystery at all. It is a female Amazon River Dolphin. The males have a bulge on their heads. This is not even a good try at a hoax. Any first year zoology student could've caught this one (or anyone that frequents the Tennessee Aquarium.. they have several....).
Comment icon #46 Posted by psyche101 6 years ago
It's no mystery at all. It is a female Amazon River Dolphin. The males have a bulge on their heads. This is not even a good try at a hoax. Any first year zoology student could've caught this one (or anyone that frequents the Tennessee Aquarium.. they have several....). The problem with that theory is that the alleged sighting took place in Corfu.
Comment icon #47 Posted by alibongo 6 years ago
The problem with that theory is that the alleged sighting took place in Corfu. No it is not a problem as this theory is suggesting it is a hoax. Photo shopping a River Dolphin onto a Med picture, or even just claiming it was taken in the Med, or something.
Comment icon #48 Posted by DieChecker 6 years ago
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Comment icon #49 Posted by Use your brain 6 years ago
No it is not a problem as this theory is suggesting it is a hoax. Photo shopping a River Dolphin onto a Med picture, or even just claiming it was taken in the Med, or something. Another problem is that it looks nothing like a River Dolphin Unless of course it is the elusive Short Wide Float Fender Rostrum River Dolphin
Comment icon #50 Posted by Urisk 6 years ago
'I caught the picture by accident. I was in a sea cave on a small boat about 20 miles south of Albania on the west coast of Greece. 'I was trying to capture the water colour and was not looking at the water, the flash went off. I only saw the creature when looking back through my pics.' Oh aye.............................................................. That auld chestnut eh?


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