That Hairy Thing That Washed Up on Shore: What Exactly is A “Globster”?

A few days ago, the internet went crazy over a hairy blob of mass that washed up on the Dinagat Islands. It caused such a stir that even international news platforms reported about it. While others wondered what it was, the term “globster” came about, and it sounded like a freakish creature from the depths of the ocean.

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A “globster” however, according to Wikipedia is “is an unidentified organic mass that washes up on the shoreline of an ocean or other body of water. A globster is distinguished from a normal beached carcass by being hard to identify, at least by initial untrained observers, and by creating controversy as to its identity.”

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While globsters come in various appearances, this one closely resembles the one nicknamed “Trunko,” a globster sighted along the shores of Margate, South Africa which also had a similar “hairy” appearance.

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Photo of “Trunko” taken from Wikipedia

The globster at Dinagat Islands is thought to have either been a whale or a manatee but in its advanced stages of decomposition that it has become difficult to identify.

What do you think it is?

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