Unidentified creature washes up in the Philippines beach

We currently live in a time where information is a fingertip away but there are still many unknowns and discoveries to be made in planet Earth.

On Wednesday afternoon the remains of a mysterious sea creature have washed up on the shore of the Philippines.

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The unidentified creature, measuring 6.3 metres long and two metres wide, was found on a beach in Barangay Poblacion, Cagadianao, on the Philippines’ Dinagat Islands.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, based in the capital Manila, believe the remains could be those of a sea cow.

 

Also known as manatees, sea cows are large marine mammals, which eat a mostly herbivorous diet.

Teodoro L Alipayo, who captured the remains on camera, said a sample has been sent to the bureau to determine the species and its cause of death.

The carcass was already significantly decomposed when surprised locals discovered it on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Photos of the remains, which were not immediately recognized by residents as that of a marine animal, went viral on social media as everyone speculated what it was.

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