Strange sea creature found on Philippines beach

The strange sea creature
The strange sea creature
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The remains of a mysterious sea creature have washed up on the shore of the Philippines.

The unidentified creature, measuring about 21 feet long and about 6.5 feet wide, was found on a beach in Barangay Poblacion, Cagadianao, on the Philippines’ Dinagat Islands.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, based in the capital Manila, believe the remains could be those of a sea cow.

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Also known as manatees, sea cows are large marine mammals, which eat a mostly herbivorous diet.

Teodoro L Alipayo, who captured the remains on camera, said a sample has been sent to the bureau to determine the species and its cause of death.

The carcass was already significantly decomposed when surprised locals discovered it on Wednesday afternoon.

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