Feb 24, 2017

What is the 'hairy blob' or globster found on the Philippines shore?

A six-metre-long "Hairy" sea creature has washed up on the shore of Dinagat Island in the Philippines and people have been questioning what it is. Lucy Babey, head of science and conservation for the animal charity Orca, says it's definitely the carcass of a dead animal - probably a whale. "They have numerous whale species in the Philippines such as the blue whale, fin whales and humpback whales as well as smaller whales such as minke whales." "Any decomposing animal will carry diseases, so now they will need to safely dispose of it." Things like this don't wash up in the UK. "The animals we have wash up are pretty fresh. We get lots of whales, dolphins and sharks," explains Lucy.

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