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Chilean Blob

Chilean Blob

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The Chilean blob was a List of Globsters and Blobs|globster that washed up on Pinuno beach in Los Muermos, :Category:South and Central America|Chile in July 2003.


The Chilean blob was a large mass of tissue that weighed 13 tons and measured 12 meters across. Initially, scientists were unable to identify it. Theories included it being a giant octopus previously unknown to science. <ref>[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3041884.stm Chilean blob could be octopus - BBC News]</ref>


In June of 2004, DNA from the Chilean blob was found to be that of a sperm whale. The blob that washed ashore was the decomposed remains of the blubber layer. <ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20080527140638/http://www.research.usf.edu/absolutenm/templates/newro.asp?articleid=571&zoneid=26 A Whale of a Tale - Research Online]</ref>


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