main article image
Patasiwa Kumbang Amalatu/YouTube

A Massive, Unidentified Creature Has Washed Up on an Island in Indonesia

It's a very stinky whale.

12 MAY 2017

A dead unknown sea animal has been found washed up on an island in Indonesia.

The bloodied creature lay in shallow waters on the shores of Seram Island. Local man Asrul Tuanakota made the discovery on Tuesday evening.


It is thought to be 15 metres long and 6 to 7 metres wide.

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

Domenico Baggio says: "It's an elephant."

Solt Chalupa says: "Nah it is just a whale. you can see it's 'teeth' at the beginning that stuff that looks like some filter."

You can see it for yourself here:

Update: The culprit is likely a dead whale. No sea monsters here

This article was originally published by Business Insider.

More from Business Insider:


More From ScienceAlert

6 common myths about meditation you need to stop believing

Lotus pose makes your legs hurt? That's ok.

36 minutes ago
Africa's earliest 'farmers' grew cereals in the lush Sahara 10,000 years ago
14 hours ago