Giant squid carcass washes up on remote Indonesian beach

Posted May 13, 2017

A massive rotting carcass of an unknown sea creature washed up on an Indonesian island, and locals are asking for help removing it.

The Jakarta Globe reports that it was found by 37-year-old Asrul Tuanakota, who initially thought it was a stranded boat.

The monster has started to decay prompting residents to urge the government to have its remains quickly removed.

Residents flocked to the Hulung Beach at Iha village in the West Seram district to view the creature. "From the looks of it, it's unclear how many people can fit in this creature".

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Giant squid can grow to be 42 feet long and sperm whales are usually 52 feet long.

It is thought to be almost 50 feet (15 meters) long and 6-7 meters wide.

An unidentified sea creature has washed ashore in Indonesia's Maluku province.

"This is a humpback whale", said YouTube user Patasiwa Kumbang Amalatu.

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Videos of the huge creature have found their way to YouTube.

HuffPost has reached out to several marine experts for their take.

"Judging by the appearance of the head, this is clearly some big dolphin", said Nikolay Kim, the deputy head of the Forecasting department at the Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, according to the Independent.

Vice did some more digging around and sent a photo of the creature to the Zoological Society of London, and someone there identified it as a baleen whale.

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