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22 Aug

Horned 'Sea Monster' Carcass Found on Spanish Beach

 

A mysterious, horned, marine creature approximately 13-feet long was found, washed ashore on the beaches of Villaricos, Spain. A woman on Luis Siret Beach first discovered the head of the "sea monster," then the body separately, further down the beach.

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Local authorities were contacted and removed the pungent, rotting remains from the scene.  Due to the highly decomposed state, they have yet to identify the creature. Officials were able to identify the "horns" as displaced bones but reported they have never seen anything like it on the beaches in the region.

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Photos from Ideal.es Ameria Facebook page

Samples of the remains have been turned over to the marine protection agency PROMAR for testing, according to Think Spain

Both experts and locals have various speculations of the creature's identity: a deep-sea shark, oarfish, water dinosaur, sea dragon or a Loch Ness 'Nellie' relative.

We're going with "sea unicorn." *fingers crossed*


Get the results of Jeremy Wade's investigation into the legend of Loch Ness:


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Name That River Monster

 

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to Animal Planet on Sept. 1 @ 8 p.m. ET!

 

What kind of sea creature do YOU think was found in Spain?! Post your guess in the Comments section below.

 



Betty Chu is a Digital Media Executive Producer for AnimalPlanet.com. Follow her on Twitter @beddychew or Facebook for the cutest animal posts EVER.

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