An enormous whale named Kiaosaurus is one of the most mysterious creatures to ever live.
The whale has been spotted near the island of Kings Island in Australia, which has been described as the ‘tritium of the seas’ by the Australian National University.
But scientists believe the animal is only a little over 5 metres long and could be only about half as big as the giant sea monster pictured above.
Kiaosaures the whale is known to live in groups of up to 100.
It has also been reported to have been found living on other islands in the South Pacific, with some even claiming to have seen the animal during an expedition.
Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science say the whale’s unique habitat is probably because of its strong stomachs.
The scientists said: ‘Its very rare to find a whale with such a large stomach and a very long, thick tail, the tail being longer than its body and its mouth wide.’
Its very unusual to see this kind of structure, which is so unusual.’
Kiausaurus was named after the Greek mythological creature who became a hero after being eaten by the giant Kraken.
It is thought to be a giant marine carnivore with a tail of about 12 metres and a massive, triangular head with a protruding tongue and mouth like a lion’s.
Its body is made up of a series of rows of ribs and a series on its back, which are lined with a layer of bone.
It can weigh as much as 4,000 tonnes.