The mystery of a gigantic sea creature washed up on a remote Indonesian beach has been solved after experts identified the bizarre remains.
According to marine police, the creature is not a giant squid as first thought but is in fact a sperm whale.
According to Detik.com, an expert working for the Ministry of Marine Affairs and fisheries said: "It is a type of sperm whale"
They claimed locals mistook the creature for a squid because part of the remains looked like tentacles.
The creature was initially mistaken for a BOAT because of its gigantic size. It is thought to measure 15 metres in length.
An adult sperm whale typically measures around 12m in length and can live up to 70 years
According to the Jakarta Globe, the carcass was found by 37-year-old local resident Asrul Tuanakota.
He discovered it on the northern shore of Seram Island in Maluku province, Indonesia.
Locals called on marine experts to help them identify the creature.
It is decaying by the day and turning the water around it red.
Villagers have also requested the government come and remove it as the stench is worsening.
Earlier this year a woman in Chile came across a sea creature that eats dead bodies from the inside out.
Lissete Hermosilla was walking along a beach in Tirúa, Chile when she came across the monstrous animal slithering across the rocks.
She uploaded footage of it onto her Twitter account in a bid to get some answers - and was shocked when she found out what it was.
Marine biologist Cristian Ibañez from the Universidad Andrés Bello, said the creature feeds on dead animals after entering their bodies and eating them from the inside.
He told Bio Bio: "It uses its glands to secrete mucus to allow it to enter the corpses and devour them from within."
The animal is called the Eptatretus Decatrema, colloquially known as Anguilla Babosa, and belongs to a group of primitive fish.
It ranges from 20cm to 90cm.
It is only found in Chile, between Caldera, Atacama and Puerto Montt in Los Lagos.