The carcass of a giant sea creature has been discovered after it washed up in Maluku on the Indonesian island of Seram
The 15m-long beast was first spotted by 37-year-old local resident Asrul Tuanakota, according to Beritasatu.com.
Tuanakota initially mistook the dead sea creature for a boat in the dark, but quickly discovered it was something much stranger.
The cause of death of the behemoth, which looks like some kind of mythical sea monster, is a mystery. It is thought to have passed away at least three days prior to washing up on the shore.
Originally thought to be a giant squid, others have posited it might be another creature entirely. A co-ordinator of Indonesia’s Marine and Coastal Resources Management said it was likely to be a whale, according to Storyful.
Lab tests are underway to confirm the species.