Several unusual sea creatures have been washing up on the shores of the tropical islands following the deadly quake on Sunday.
It is a 20-foot long body which appears to be covered with white hair.
THE odd, creepy-looking sea creature washed ashore in the island of Dinagat in Surigao del Norte belonged to that of a whale, local authorities said.
A strange-looking white mass was washed ashore in Philippines. This time it was a very large serpent-like oarfish, which was discovered on the northern coast of Mindanao in the Philippines. The fish lives in almost every ocean and their unusual appearance has led many to believe they are mythical creatures or the origins of several cryptozoological phenomena.
Due to their mysterious natures and rare appearances, the sea-serpent-like fish have prompted speculation that they are able to detect, predict, or signal an oncoming natural disaster.
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Without sufficient evidence, we'll have to leave this one as a mystery for now, but hopefully as more research is done using roving deep-sea vehicles, we'll get a better idea of what's bringing these creatures to the surface.
Whatever the cause, it was a disturbing sight for some who saw the carcass as a bad omen. Residents on the northern coast of Mindanao have also spotted a number of the serpent-like fish recently.
Benfield, on the other hand, is more skeptical about the connection between earthquakes and oarfish, telling National Geographic that oarfish don't live near the ocean floor where seismic activity would emanate from, and if the hypothesis were true, other species would be affected too.
Huge white hairy beast washes ashore following a recent quake.