​Mysterious Sea Creature With Hundreds Of Tentacles Found On Beach

A bizarre sea creature has baffled locals in Vietnam after it washed up on a beach recently - giving them a surprising and strange display of its hundreds of moving tentacles...

The mysterious species washed up on the shore at a beach in Kien Giant province, southern Vietnam, on 29 July.

A local tour guide picked up the seaweed-like creature and popped it on a green plastic table in a house nearby, where many intrigued residents gathered round to take a look.

In the footage, you can see that the huge creature has a star-shaped body in the middle, which extends out with several branches that spiral from the centre.

But what's arguably even weirder is all that weird twisting and turning, as each tentacle-like branch squirms about in different directions. Urgh.

Du Nam Du, the tour guid, who collected the creature from the shore, said: ''I don't know whether it's an animal, vegetation or something else.''

The creature was eventually released back into the sea, but locals were still left scratching their heads as to what on Earth they'd just encountered.


Kim Tho said: ''It's a monster. One day it will come back out of the ocean. It'll be ten times bigger.''

Linh Nguyen said: ''I don't know what it is but it's scary. It's actually gross and I don't want to be near it.''

Neither do we, mate.

And this weird 'monster' isn't the only odd thing that the deep blue sea has spewed out at us lately.

Recently, fishermen in Chile were shocked by another mysterious sea creature that had been caught up in their haul.

Initially, they thought they'd hooked themselves some mystical five-metre-long sea serpent, but it later transpired that the animal was actually a female giant oarfish (Regalecusglesne), weighing in at a whopping 330 lbs.

It was filmed after being plucked out of the Pacific Ocean, sprawling out across the boat's deck to show off its sheer size.

Rodrigo Olivo, the coordinator of the CaletaCavancha fishery, explained that they decided to give the strange fish to Miguel Araya of the Arturo Prat University in Iquique.

Araya told local media: "It was a female great oarfish, also known as the king of herrings. Its stomach was found with krill remains.

"They usually live in deep waters, but are known to come into shallow waters when they are ill or about to die."

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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