Dead Giant Squid Washes Up On Seram Island In Maluku

A local found this giant sea creature washed ashore on Indonesia's Serum Island on Tuesday night

The Jakarta Global reports that the carcass was discovered by local resident Asrul Tuanakota, 37, late Tuesday evening in Huamal Beach in West Seram District, Maluku.

Some local fishermen believe the creature to be a giant squid, while some speculate it to be a giant octopus.

As per Mashable, a local military command is keeping watch on the carcass, while residents have asked authorities to help remove the remains so it doesn't contaminate the surrounding area.

It is thought to be almost 50 feet (15 meters) long and 6-7 meters wide.

The clip above shows the decomposing body of a mysterious sea creature that washed up on shore in Indonesia recently.

Giant squid can grow to be 42 feet long and sperm whales are usually 52 feet long.

"This is a humpback whale", said YouTube user Patasiwa Kumbang Amalatu.

A dead unknown sea animal has been found washed up on an island in Indonesia. It was eventually thought to be some form of dolphin, with a representative from the Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, Nikolay Kim, saying, "I can confidently say that this is some kind of a dolphin".

Locals have flocked to glimpse the 15-metre monstrosity, which is so big it was initially mistaken for a stricken fishing boat. It was eventually identified as a whale whose decay had distorted its appearance.

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