If you’re heading down to a Mexican beach for Spring Break or a holiday this month, be warned – "The Blob" is back.
This grayish 4-meter (13-foot) "gloop" was found in the southwest of Mexico at Bonfil Beach, Acapulco last week.
A video was shared on Facebook by the Protección Civil y Bomberos de Acapulco and has since been causing speculation on what it could be. Many people believe it could be the rubbery remains of a giant squid, while others are wagering on it being the remains of a whale. Oddly, there was no foul odor coming from the mess, suggesting that it was not far into decomposition and it had died relatively recently.
These cetaceans can grow up to 18 meters (59 feet) in length and, proportionally, have a sizable head that they use for echolocation. Within the forehead there is an area called the "melon," or occasionally the "junk," which is a fatty ball of adipose tissue. Mead explained to Live Science that the video reveals a few characteristics, such as a nasal plug around halfway through the video, which suggests it is indeed a whale’s melon.
Protección civil y Bomberos de Acapulco Reporta, un animal marítimo desconocido hasta el momento, en las playas de la bonfil.
Posted by Protección Civil y Bomberos de Acapulco on Wednesday, 9 March 2016