Dead 50-foot squid washes ashore

Mystery surrounds huge slimy creature washed up on beach                 Posted

A Facebook post from Mbs Sangadji included multiple photos and said locals are trying to get government officials or a research institution to help get rid of the remains.

Mysterious sightings have also been seen near New Zealand.

The bloated 45-foot corpse is believed to have been dead for several days before washing up on the beach.

An analysis of the images concluded that the find was actually the remains of a basking shark.

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

Since its discovery, locals have been at odds as to whether it's a giant squid of the remains of a whale.

While local media outlet has reported the find is a giant squid, others suspect it could be a whale or even an elephant.

A group of marine scientists are plotting to take samples of the creature soon, Detik reports.

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"Spoilers: It's a rotten whale carcass", tweeted Andrew Thaler.

"Judging by the appearance of the head, this is clearly some big dolphin", said Nikolay Kim, the deputy head of the Forecasting department at the Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, according to the Independent. "Most likely, the animal was brought by the warm current".

People are trying to identify a mysterious sea creature, but this time it's a long, long way from Scotland's Loch Ness.

It baffled locals who speculated the two-tonne creature was a kind of rare undiscovered dugong.

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