Science : Mysterious "mermaid globster" washes ashore (pics!)

Mysterious "mermaid globster" washes ashore (pics!)

This mysterious creature – dubbed a 'mermaid globster' – caused quite the stir when it washed up on a beach in Papua New Guinea last month.

Experts are baffled as to what it is, saying it is 'anyone's guess,' but the general consensus is that it is some kind of marine animal.

Guesses have ranged from types of whales and dolphin, to a 'sea cow' or even a shark.

However, nobody can be certain from the pictures alone and no DNA can confirm one way or another because locals have already buried the carcass.

The remains were discovered by locals on Simberi Island — a small volcanic island with a population of around 1,000 people in the Bismarck Sea in Papua New Guinea's New Ireland Province.

It is known as a globster — an unidentified organic mass that washes up on the shoreline of an ocean or other body of water.

They differ from a normal beached carcass because they are defined as something that is hard to identify by untrained observers, creating controversy about what it is.

Many globsters are believed to be the remnants of whales or sharks or other sea creatures that have decayed over time and taken on bizarre shapes due to parts of the corpse rotting away.

The globster that washed up on Simberi Island – described as almost mermaid-like – was missing most of its head and huge chunks of its flesh.

It is unclear how big it was or how much it weighed because the globster has already been buried, according to a Facebook group called New Irelanders Only.

'Strange dead sea creature shaped like mermaid washed on to the shoreline in Simberi Island this morning,' the group wrote in a post on September 20.


Re: Mysterious "mermaid globster" washes ashore (pics!)

That used to be a hot mermaid.

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What do you mean "used to be"?

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It's just trash that collected in the shape of a fish.

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I think it's the body of a mob victim. They wrap up the bodies and dump them in the water.

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Quick answer is that it is worth millions and will be bought up by perfume manufacturers for its highly permissive odours when diluted to attracting a male mammal.

I don't know why but I've met a couple of guys who got this same result each

Maybe it's a code hack for the Sexual Matrix?

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Re: Mysterious "mermaid globster" washes ashore (pics!)

Too late, they already buried it.

"Globster" would be a good username.

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Sure they buried it Crystal!

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