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Remains of sea creature washed up in Far East

By Anna Liesowska
30 June 2015

With fur on its tail and twice the size of a human being, no one yet knows what the animal is.

Judging from the remains the creature was giant and about twice the length of a human, and it had a huge nose like a bird’s beak. Picture: SakhalinMedia

The remains of an unidentified sea animal with fur on its tail have been washed ashore in the Far East. Found near the airport at Shakhtersk, on Sakhalin Island, its appearance is unlike anything ever found in Russia.

Judging from the remains the creature was giant and about twice the length of a human, and it had a huge nose like a bird’s beak.

Pictures of the carcass have created a stir on social media after being taken by local people and posted online.

Hairy creature on Sakhalin


Ganges River Dolphin

Some have claim the remains belong to a Ganges River dolphin from India, because of the long body and narrow beak nose. Pictures: SakhalinMedia, ianimal.ru

Some have claim the remains belong to a Ganges River dolphin from India, because of the long body and narrow beak nose. But the presence of fur on the tail and also its size – twice that of the Indian dolphin species – has created a mystery.

Comments on some pictures on social media joke that the animal got lost and somehow made it to Russia. One wrote: 'Probably, our summer is so cold that even the Indian Dolphins getting into local waters, are covered with fur.'

But one expert insisted it simply is not possible for a fresh water Ganges dolphin to make it to the Far East, and survive in the salty ocean.

Hairy creature on Sakhalin


Hairy creature on Sakhalin


Hairy creature on Sakhalin

'I can confidently say that this is some kind of a dolphin. However, it has fur. It's unusual. Dolphins do not have any fur.' Pictures: SakhalinMedia

Nikolay Kim, Deputy Head of the Forecasting department of the Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, said: 'Judging by the appearance of the head, this is clearly some big dolphin. According to a characteristic of the skin, it is a rare species.

'I doubt that it lived in our waters. Most likely, the animal was brought by the warm current. Here often appear tropical and subtropical species. On cooling, they stay here and then die. 

'I can confidently say that this is some kind of a dolphin. However, it has fur. It's unusual. Dolphins do not have any fur.'

Comments (64)

It's creepy, wierd. .something else floated ashore in Asia, it was billed, furry eel...much smaller though, This is a really good hoax, or we need The X Files.
Murf, Kenosha Wisconsin, USA
20/02/2016 22:38
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Looks like an Ambulus cetus. Evolution of the whale from land to sea.
Cathy, On
28/10/2015 13:03
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It's obvious people... It's a Duck Billed Platapus. "It looks like a duck, but its fury!"
Mike, USA
09/09/2015 09:45
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I have seen something similar but a lot smaller when I was in Batumi (Georgia) ... back then everyone was clueless as well and in the end marine biologists came and carried away. Never heard about it again but seeing this now...
Caro, Berlin, Germnay
26/08/2015 16:55
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It is Fuchur from the neverending story...LOL
xxxSanta69xxx, Santatown @ northpole
25/07/2015 02:27
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Это точно мутант -жертва радиации от аварии в Фукушиме.
Boris, Seattle,USA
13/07/2015 13:09
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I think the devil made it and then combined so much creatures in one body.
lala, Milwaukee
13/07/2015 04:05
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Why haven't the scientist taken the creature to find out. People spend big money digging up fossils. This is readily available.
Michael, USA
12/07/2015 06:14
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Damo says it all, and says it best...listen and learn.
Cameron, South Florida
11/07/2015 00:11
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Is beaked whale, Berardius bairdii.
cwp, Harpers Ferry, WV,USA
08/07/2015 18:17
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If it is not a beaked whale, you could think about the return / melting up of Steller's Sea Cow, that lived in these whereabouts. Hydrodamalis gigas.
Alex Konzelmann, Stuttgart, Germany
08/07/2015 16:53
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It is obviously the much maligned Puff, the magic dragon. He lived by the sea and died by the sea.
PeteThe Patriot, Lowell, USA
07/07/2015 08:23
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Is that really hair/fur? Or is it just some form of marine growth that has accumulated on the carcass as it has drifted around in the ocean before beaching?
Mike Hallett, UK
07/07/2015 02:33
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Something out of Jurassic World.
aliya, canada
05/07/2015 22:13
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It is a “chimera” deliberately created by the United States for military purposes and, therefore, poses a “heightened” security risk to the whole world! Did you see the Jurassic World movie? They have dropped a hint in the movie that the US military are trying to create genetically engineered animals that could be used as weapons...
Serge, Russia
05/07/2015 21:51
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