The remains of a mysterious sea creature have washed up on the shore of the Philippines.

The unidentified creature, measuring 6.3 metres long and two metres wide, was found on a beach in Barangay Poblacion, Cagadianao, on the Philippines’ Dinagat Islands.

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, based in the capital Manila, believe the remains could be those of a sea cow.

Also known as manatees, sea cows are large marine mammals, which eat a mostly herbivorous diet.

Teodoro L Alipayo, who captured the remains on camera, said a sample has been sent to the bureau to determine the species and its cause of death.

The carcass was already significantly decomposed when surprised locals discovered it on Wednesday afternoon.

(c) Sky News 2017: Unidentified sea creature washes up on Philippines beach

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