Conjecture and theories from commenters wondered if it was the remains of an ancient woolly mammoth freed from its glacial resting spot. Maybe it was some type of octopus or squid, others asked Dyadenko.
While the enigmatic mass is baffling, some believe they have a definitive answer. It’s a globster, a term coined in 1962 to describe the remains of a carcass with no discernible eyes, head or bone structure.
"Under the influence of the sea, time and various animals, from the smallest to the largest, a whale often takes on bizarre forms," Segei Kornev, a marine biologist from Kamchatka, told The Siberian Times. "This is only a part of a whale, not a whole one."