It is often said about the sea, that we know even less about it than we do about the cosmos. Whenever something grotesque and enigmatic washes ashore from the deepest depths, we get a grisly reminder of that fact.Here's a collection of sea creatures that washed up on beaches and other weird washed-up animals. Some have been relieved of their mystery by modern biology, while some have passed into legend as myths. But as long as they appear, we'll always be fascinated, or grossed out, by these animals that washed up onshore and by all manner of creepy beached sea creatures.
In 1924, a strange blob appeared on the coast of South Africa. The mass - technically called a globster, but unofficially called Trunko - was described as looking like a fish/polar bear hybrid and it was reportedly seen "battling" killer whales before ending up on the beach.
Scientists never tested the creature to see what it was, but some speculate it was a some sort of whale. The sea creature horrified onlookers, whatever it was. Researchers are still unsure what exactly this mass was, and only four photographs of it exist today.