Seen the video? This giant carcass of squid washed on the shore of Hulung Beach in Indonesia on May 10 and surprisingly the waters of the sea turned red, raising the curisosity levels of locals.
Soon a 37-year-old Asrul Tuanakota recorded videos of it and uploaded it online. This giant squid’s carcass is 22 m long, 4 m wide and weighs about 37 tons and it started “disintegrating” in the water turning it red, said researchers from local institutions.
However, Marcus Chua, a museum officer at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, told ‘Mashable’ that the carcass could be that of a baleen whale. “The images and videos (show it is) in the advanced stage of decomposition and it is not possible to determine whether that is a humpback whale or not,” Marcus Chua.
If not a giant squid, it could be a sperm whale, or cachalot, which is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator that weighs 35,000 to 57,000 kg. it gets its name from the spermaceti organ which fills most of its head.
It t is not new that rotting carcasses wash up ahsore as in February a huge, hairy creature was found on a Philippines beach. But water turning red is a new phenomenon that has surprised local people and researchers.
Earlier, an Indo-Pacific hump-backed dolphin measuring 6-ft came ashore from the sea at Dharamtar near Alibaug but 14 hours alter returned into the sea, said officials, who were fresh on another blue whale that washed ashore and died a week before.