Giant “sea serpent” of the U.S. mass washed up on the coast of Chukotka

Giant “sea serpent” of the U.S. mass washed up on the coast of Chukotka

VLADIVOSTOK, December 6 — RIA Novosti. On the South coast of the Chukchi Peninsula have found numerous snake-like objects with a length of three or four human growth, according to the national Park “Beringia”. According to scientists, this giant algae, usually growing on the coast of the United States. You can see them in the photo, published on the website of the national Park.

“”Sea serpent” this year could be observed after heavy storms on the sea beaches of the Peninsula. Brown “head” and “body”, appearing from the waves of the sea, attracted attention, and sailors from cargo ships crossing the North Bering sea. According to some, it is likely the animal organisms: large worms, or unknown to science sea snakes. Others believed that the objects of human origin. Still others claimed that it was some “mutants”. But the relationship of the “sea serpent” with kelp (“seaweed”) knew a few,” — said in the message.

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Nereocystis Luetke (Nereocystis luetkeana) is the representative brown algae. The species is distributed along the Pacific coast of North America. Algae have a long barrel (up to 25 meters), and at the end of the bubble. Despite the gigantic dimensions, is an annual weed. Thickets of nereocystis are so thick that through them it is impossible to get on the boat.

In December, when the algae detaches from the soil, trunks with bubble often throws in the Aleutian and commander Islands. Less nereocystis reaches the southern Kuril Islands and the Northern part of the Bering sea. Species name Luetke algae was in honor of the commander of the sloop “Senyavin” Fyodor Petrovich Litke (Friedrich Benjamin von Lütke). Part of the way of this renowned world traveler passed along the coast of the Chukchi Peninsula.