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'Hairy Blob' Spotted, Washed Ashore In Dinagat Island, Philippines

Feb 28, 2017 03:33 AM EST

A 'hairy blob' or 'globster' was found in Dinagat Islands, Philippines.
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An unknown hairy creature has been found in the Shore of Dinagat Island in the Philippines. The said hairy blob is still not identified as many said it is decomposing already or it is not whole anymore.

The unnamed animal-like object is about 20 feet long. It weighs over 4,000 pounds. Locals from the Philippines thought it was a new creature as it looks like it has white hair all over it. There were several pictures taken of the said creature, reported National Geographic. It is not the first time that something unidentified and unknown has been washed up on a beach or seashore.

People are saying it could be a manatee or a dugong. However, it came from a whale that had been dead for two weeks, a team from the municipal office of Cagdianao said. The municipal is still not sure but they think the remains belonged to a sperm whale. On the other hand, a DNA is needed because the carcass is too decomposed already. Its skull will be sampled for confirmation.

The said 'hair' all over the creature is just decomposed muscle fibers. "It's definitely a very decomposed sea creature in the later stages of decomposition," Lucy Babey, head of science and conservation for the animal charity Orca said. It could also be a whale, she also said. A carcass is six meters long since it's too short for that, it is not the whole body, according to BBC.

The Philippines has many types of whales. They have whale species in the Philippines such as the blue whale, fin whales, and humpback whales as well as smaller whales such as minke whales. The country also has manatees. This event does not happen always. However, after a 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit the place, many aquatic animals were washed up to the shore.

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