Hebrides blob

Louise Whitts posing beside the Hebrides Blob.

The Hebrides blob was an unidentified, 12 ft (3.7 m) long carcass that washed ashore on Benbecula beach in the Hebrides, Scotland, in 1990. Louise Whitts, who discovered the carcass, described it as follows: "It had what appeared to be a head at one end, a curved back and seemed to be covered with eaten-away flesh or even a furry skin and was 12 feet long [and] it had all these shapes like fins along its back."[1]


  1. Carr, S.M., H.D. Marshall, K.A. Johnstone, L.M. Pynn & G.B. Stenson 2002. How To Tell a Sea Monster: Molecular Discrimination of Large Marine Animals of the North Atlantic. Biological Bulletin 202: 1-5.
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