August 22, 2013

Oarfish or Loch Ness Monster Found in Spain? (Photos)

Loch Ness Monster? or Oarfish?
Credit: Facebook Page of Ameria

Oarfish or Loch Ness Monster?

Authorities are now at a loss over a 13-foot creature that was found lifeless along the Luis Siret Beach shoreline in Villaricos, Spain on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

According to Maria Sanches of the Cuevas Civil Protection, the carcass of the mysterious creature was discovered by a lady.

Sanches explained that "A lady found one part and we helped her retrieve the rest. We have no idea what it was. It really stank."

Widespread speculations linked the creature to the Loch Ness Monster, sea dragon or water dinosaur.

Some netizens on social networking sites said that the mysterious creature may be a mutated fish, shark species or an oarfish.

Images of the mysterious creature
Credit: Facebook Page of Ameria

Paco Toledo, spokesman of the Programa en Defensa de la Fauna Marina-Sea Life Defense Program (PROMAR) said that,
It’s hard to know what we’re dealing with. It’s very decomposed and we cannot identify what it is.

Perhaps we could learn something more from the bones, but to be precise, it would be necessary to perform a genetic analysis, which is very expensive and who would pay for it?

Anyway, we have submitted the information to colleagues with more experience and knowledge to see if they can tell us something more specific.

It’s not a longhorn cowfish, that’s for sure.

How about you? Is this the Loch Ness monster or just an oarfish? Post your opinion below.