SunstarTV Bureau: Last week on Board Haven South Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales, a mysterious sea creature’s decomposing body, stretching more than 23-feet, has washed up on beach.
According to reports, the identification of the sea creature could not been done. Meanwhile, instead samples from the sea creature will be sent for testing for identification of true identity.
The matter came to fore after photos released by Marine Environmental Monitoring, a partner organisation within the UK Cetacean Stranding Investigation Programme, where those shows a decomposing carcass with no head.
“Due to the ongoing risk posed by COVID we have limited the amount of stranding we attend to only the more unusual ones. Thursday the 25th we got a call to a very large blob that had washed up on Broad Haven South beach,” the organisation wrote on Facebook.
“Within one of the pictures we had been provided it looked like there was a possible large roll of something within the stomach. Due to this we decided to attend.”
The giant sea creature was at first thought to be a whale. However, experts who reached the spot later ruled that out. “On arriving it became clear that it was not a whale and instead some form of large fish,” Marine Environmental Monitoring wrote on Facebook.
Matthew Westfield, the CSIP stranding co-ordinator for Wales, was able to identify a 23-foot spine, reports Daily Mail.
“It’s very difficult to tell for certain what it is because it’s so badly decomposed,” Mr Westfield said.
“Basically I got a report of a blob – a huge thing that washed up on a beach. And the lady that actually reported it to us had done a bit of research and had initially come back saying that she thought it might have been a basking shark,” he added.
Basking sharks are the second-largest living sharks – only whale sharks are bigger than them. Further testing will reveal whether this creature is actually a basking shark or something else.