The Mystery Of Sakhalin Sea Wolf Solved!

The Mystery Of Sakhalin Sea Wolf Solved!

Cryptozoologists study cryptids, which are animals whose existence hasn’t been proven (or can’t be proven completely). In the world of cryptozoology, people study things like Bigfoot, Nessie the Loch Ness Monster (yes, she has a name! ), the Jersey Devil, El Chupacabra, Mothman, and werewolves, just to name a few.

Cryptozoology is not a real science, but it is based on the science of Zoology and the science of Paleontology. There’s a good chance that many Cryptids don’t exist, but there’s a good chance that others do.

Did you know that there are some real animals that were once thought to be cryptids? If there are more Cryptids, science and evolution can help explain how they might have evolved.

Speaking of cryptids, a corpse of a bizarre creature was found on the shoreline of Sakhalin, Russia’s largest island, by the Russian military in 2006. It had fur on its tail and was twice as big as a person, it was dubbed the Sakhalin Sea Wolf, read on to know what the creature actually was.

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Sakhalin Island Sea Wolf

In 2006, something strange washed up on the shore of Russia. Both people who saw it and scientists don’t know what it is. The creature is thought to be over 20 feet long and has some kind of hair or fur on it, which is something that almost everyone knows only mammals have.

Even sea mammals don’t have much hair most of the time. When the creature was found by Russian soldiers, they called it the “Sakhalin Island Sea Wolf.” The skull looked like a dog’s, so the name came from that. Most of the remains were bones, but there was what looked like a thick mat of fur and other rotting matter along the back.

Cryptid of the Day: Sakhalin Island Sea Wolf
First Reported: August 3rd, 2015
Location: Sakhalin Island, Russia
Bizarre Theory: Plesiosaur or Undiscovered Sea Dwelling Canine
Skeptical Theory: Bulga Whale corpse covered in sea weed

It didn’t help try to figure out what it was that it washed up in an area where local native tribes have come to believe that sea creatures called Kami live.

We know that its head and fur are like a dog’s, but its bones look like those of a large crocodile. No matter what it is, it shows that we don’t know very much about the water around us.

Also, cryptozoology shows us that there are many animals on Earth that we don’t know much about. But just because we don’t understand something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Earth is a beautiful place full of weird, creepy cryptids that hide in places we don’t expect to find them. There is still a chance that the existence of more cryptids, like Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, El Chupacabra, the Orange Pendek, and others, will be proven in the future.

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Sakhalin Island Sea Wolf Mystery Solved

About eight years after the creature’s dead body was found on a beach, its remains were carefully looked at. Researchers thought that the creature was the dead body of a beluga whale, but the DNA results were never looked at, so they can’t be sure.

Nikolay Kim, Deputy Head of the Forecasting Department at the Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, said, “From the look of the head, it’s clear that this is a big dolphin.” Based on something about the skin, it is a rare species.

“I don’t think it lived in our waters. Most likely, the warm current brought the animal there. Species from the tropics and subtropics are often found here. When it gets cold, they stay here until they die.

“I know for sure that this is a dolphin of some kind. It has fur, though. It’s unusual. Dolphins don’t have hair.

Keeping all facts in consideration, scientists rule out the possibility of the Sakhalin Sea Wolf being some type of mythical cryptid. However, they do opine that the carcass could very well belong to a member of familiar species having been rendered unrecognizable due to excessive decay.


Rahul aims to cover the latest trends in the entertainment industry with his own unique perspective thrown in for a good measure. He loves dogs and reading about topics ranging from sports to science and technology. Rahul has a master's degree in exercise science and holds NSCA CSCS and CISSN certification

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