Mutant furry fish with fur and beak washes ashore in Russia
A giant furry sea creature has washed up on a beach and baffled scientists.
The marine specimen was found in the Russian Far East on the shoreline of Sakhalin Island and experts believe it may be a "giant dolphin".
Nikolay Kim, deputy head of the Forecasting Department at the Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, told the Siberian Times: "According to a characteristic of the skin, it is a rare species. I doubt that it lived in our waters. Most likely, the animal was brought by a warm current."
The giant carcass was ripped apart with bones showing and scientists are speculating that it is a prehistoric-like "mutant", which has similarities to a dolphin and is twice as large as a human.
However, Kim said: 'I would say that this is some kind of a dolphin. However, it has fur - and that's unusual. Dolphins do not have any fur.'