In recent weird alien sea creature news, a fisherman in Zhoushan city, Zhejiang province, caught a strange, unidentifiable creature in the coastal waters near Mount Potala. He guessed the animal might be some kind of dolphin, others have said sturgeon — either way it looks kind of terrifying, but also kind of cute. Just look at that face:
But thankfully the story was noticed by a Chinese science journal, who pointed out that the animal was most likely a beaked whale, indicated by its lower jaw having two bumps. They added that this kind of whale normally lives in the deep sea, so it is rarely seen.
So the only mystery left to be solved is why our whale friend came up to the surface. Perhaps it knew that there would be a photo op and fancied fifteen minutes of fame?
Hopefully, he won’t end up as an overpriced dish at a restaurant because of his vanity.
Watch the video here:
By Kitty Lai
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