Bizarre three-tentacled ‘sea monster’ identified

Marine experts have shed light on a recent viral video showing a bizarre sea monster with three tentacles.

The unusual footage was originally posted up on video-sharing social media site TikTok by user Nataliia Vorobok however the exact circumstances and location remain unclear.

The video shows the creature flapping about on a wooden decking or pier, presumably after being fished up by the young man whose voice can be heard expressing disbelief at the peculiar catch.

“What the hell ? What is that ? Mom!” he can be heard shouting. “Ma, you see this ?”

“Holy ****!” his mother replies. “What the hell is that ?”

The video quickly prompted a great deal of speculation on social media with some users likening the creature to something out of the Netflix series Stranger Things.

Now though, Marcus Williams – a marine animal expert at the Ocean Conservation Trust – has shed light on the mystery by revealing what his team believes the creature to be.

“Our marine experts here at the Ocean Conservation Trust have taken a look at the video and without seeing the animal first hand it is of course tricky to identify 100%,” he told Unilad.

“However, from what we can see, it does appear to be an underdeveloped skate.”

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