New Zealand mysterious Monster
This is because the head and teeth of the deteriorated corpse resembled that of something ferocious and prehistoric, while the rest of the creature was unidentifiable to beachgoers who made the discovery because of its state of decay.
A YouTube video described the carcass on Pukehina Beach in the Bay of Plenty as belonging to a “strange marine creature” and the uploader asked: “Can anyone identify what it is? It has a huge head and teeth with rudimentary flippers. It seems about 9 [meters] in length but the lower part of the body is probably mainly entrails from an attack.”
Finally, however, the mystery appears to have been solved. The sea monster, according to a marine mammal expert, was most likely simply a killer whale, or orca. (Killer whales are commonly seen in the Bay of Plenty.)
Discovery News reported on the find under the headline: “‘Monster’ Carcass Washes Ashore in New Zealand, ” and explained that creatures washing ashore in severe states of decomposition have been misidentified as sea monsters or dinosaurs for generations.
Some of these massive, unidentifiable blobs have been dubbed “blobsters.”
Discovery cites an 1896 incident in which a massive 6-foot-high “fleshy corpse” came ashore at St. Augustine, Florida. After lots of speculation a naturalist decided it belonged to some type of giant octopus, previously unknown to science.