Sakhalin Island Sea Wolf

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Sakhalin Island Sea Wolf

Region of origin: Sakhalin Island, Russia

A Russian island situated between its eastern shoreline and northern Japan, several unidentified animal corpses have washed ashore on Sakhalin Island over the years, most recently in the summer of 2015 when the “sea wolf” was discovered by Russian soldiers. So named because of the canine appearance of the skull, the remains were mostly skeletal save for what appeared to be a thick mat of fur and other rotting matter along its back. The body was removed by the soldiers and never positively identified. Despite its overall serpentine appearance, the remains seemed mammalian, hinting at the creature being a cetacean, most likely a juvenile orca or beluga.

Originally posted on Tumblr on November 21, 2016

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