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By JG Vibes
August 26, 2013
A strange, unidentified species of fish has been found on the shores of the Almanzora caves near the Luis Siret beach in Villaricos (Almería), Spain.
“A lady found one part and we helped her retrieve the rest,” said Maria Sanches of Civil Protection in Cuevas. “We have no idea what it was. It really stank.”
According to Inexplecata, due to the advanced state of decomposition of the enormous “body”, as PROMAR’s (Programa en Defensa de la Fauna Marina – Sea Life Defense Program) Paco Toledano explained, “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.”
Yesterday morning the “fish” was no longer on the sand. “I would imagine it was buried somewhere,” said Toledano, who explained that the sort of “horns” emerging from one side of the alleged fish “are not horns at all – they’re bones that have fallen out of place. It’s not a longhorn cowfish, that’s for sure,” he added humorously. The fact is that there have been many remarks about the provenance or origin of the creature, since according to Toledano, “never had a similar specimen been seen on the shores of Cuevas.”
It is rather strange that they did not take more of an interest in determining what this creature was, even possibly burying it without any further explanation. Many were suggesting that this was an undiscovered breed of fish, other said that this was some or of remnant of an ancient dinosaur. Some have even suggested that this was a creature that was mutated with chemicals or radiation. Since there was no further research done, we may never know.