Bermuda monster: scientists have uncovered the mystery of beached beasts

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During storms worldwide makes on the shore dozens of dead marine animals, sometimes very strange. Due to corruption, lack of tissues, bones they are often unable to identify even the experts, and human imagination creates the mysterious creature still eludes our eyes. «The monster», «It’s covered with hair», «Looks alive» — that’s the first reaction of witnesses. In the collection RIA Novosti — the most mysterious monsters, tossed ocean.

Centennial globster

In July 2003, on the shore of Chile made a huge formless organic mass that is spread on the ground. The size is striking: the length of the dreaded «jelly» — 12 meters, weight — 13 tons. The world media headlines trumpeted: «the Chilean globster put scientists in a deadlock».

Glossterm called unidentified carcass washed up by the sea. In the old days, before the development of genetic methods, it was difficult to determine the species of animal, so globster was a source of inspiration for the cryptozoology enthusiasts-lovers looking for unknown creatures like the Bigfoot and tortured by the us military aliens.

Chilean globster luck. It was visited by the staff of the local center for the study of marine mammals and visually determined that it is probably the skeleton of a whale.

Then scientists from the U.S. and New Zealand under the leadership of Sidney Pierce took a sample of organic matter from the carcass and conducted histological analysis. Using polymerasechain reaction, recovered DNA. The results showed that this is by far the tissue of the sperm whale, and not, for example, squid.

A few years earlier, pierce was famous for having solved two mysteries at once — «Bermuda BLOB», found in 1988, and «St. Augustine monster» that washed up on the beach of Florida in 1896.

Fabric «St. Augustine monster» hundred years was kept in scientific laboratories. Many researchers have tried to identify the creature, suspecting him of a giant squid. Pier with the help of modern methods has established that it is the remains of a warm-blooded vertebrate animal, and the carcass of the «Bermuda BLOB».

© AFP 2018 / Impotence sperm whale found on a Chilean beach in 2003Bermuda monster: scientists have uncovered the mystery of beached beasts© AFP 2018 / Impotence sperm whale found on a Chilean beach in 2003
A log with tentacles

A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale in New Zealand that occurred on 14 November 2016, exposing part of the sea bottom together with its inhabitants. Most quickly crawled alone in the usual aqueous medium, and huge six-foot, covered in tentacled creature remained. A month later he was found by local residents.

The object was in a terrible state, still moving, and the terrible stench. The scene called scientists, who quickly found out that they are myriads of barnacles barnacles-Barnacle species Lepas anatifera, clinging to a log.

Like barnacles fastened to the bottoms of ships, debris and so you can travel on the ocean. Muscles that crustaceans cling to the surface, can extend almost a meter.

Melissa Doubleday published Friday, 9 December 2016

Hairy monster from Kamchatka

In August this year after a heavy storm on the shore of the Kamchatka threw a strange carcass in two human growth, covered with hair.

A local woman posted photos of a sea monster in social networks, recorded a video on YouTube and asked everyone to find out what that creature is. It was suggested that the remains belonged to a woolly mammoth or a giant squid.

Employees of the Kamchatka fisheries Institute has denied this speculation and said that the photo — a beached whale or a huge shark, which is in the process of decomposition of fat lost and overgrown by marine organisms.
Bermuda monster: scientists have uncovered the mystery of beached beasts

Pink wiggling jelly

This week, September 17, another «monster» found on the shores of New Zealand, North of Auckland. Found his family was amazed at the size and colors of creatures like giant jellyfish.

Photos of the findings was sent to the media and scientists from the National research Institute of water and atmosphere (NIWA). «Monster» was the hairy cyanea — the largest known in the world of jellyfish.

Cyanea lives in Arctic seas, the Atlantic and the Pacific. Its dome reaches two meters in diameter, and tentacles studded with stinging cells, more than twenty meters in length. This dangerous predator, swims in the open sea and never on their own are not approaching the shore.