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Zuiyo-maru Carcass

In April 1977, thirty miles off the coast of New Zealand, a net of a Japanese fishing boat, the Zuiyo-maru, caught a huge animal carcass of an unknown origin.

The creature was 33 feet long and weighd about 4000 pounds. It had a snakelike head at the end of a long, slender neck, giving it an unwhale-like appearance. 

Many people think it’s a sea serpent but tests done on samples of the carcass that were taken by the crew determined the Zuiyo-maru “monster” was just a decomposed basking shark, or something similar.


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