Word of the Day: Globster

An unidentified, toothy sea creature (AKA, a globster) recently washed ashore in the U.K., causing speculation that it might be a deceased sea monster. Defined as “an unidentified organic mass that washes up on the shoreline of an ocean or other body of water,” a globster often sparks a lot of excitement and jokes about Loch Ness before it’s inevitably identified as the remains of a basking shark or — in this case — a large eel.

There have been reports of sea monsters (or lake monsters like Nessie) from all over the world. One of the most obscure yet interesting stories is Texas’ own Sea Monster of Port Isabel, which sparked a lively fishing competition off the Gulf of Mexico in 1938. The sea monster was reported by witnesses as being more than 40 feet long, proving that everything really is bigger in Texas.

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Hey, ya’ll! I just ate Big Tex.


2 Comments on “Word of the Day: Globster”

  1. Judy says:

    Is this the one they found in Scotland? It was pretty strange looking. Some speculated that it was the offspring of Nessie….hmmmm….

  2. Mandy F. says:

    Yep. It washed up in Scotland. Turned out to be a Conger eel, though. Really wanted it to be a plesiosaur, at least. 😦


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