The term "globster" might sound like it was coined on Twitter, but it's apparently been prevalent in marine biology circles since the 1960s, according to Atlas Obscura. It was devised by the Scottish biologist Ivan Terence Sanderson to "describe decomposing tissue, corpses, or other stranded dead animals that come ashore," the publication writes.
This particular globster isn't the first to wash ashore in a remote area of the world, stoking fear and mystery simultaneously. Last year, an enormous rotting carcass had a similar effect in Indonesia.
Without having run tests, experts in the Philipines have surmised that the most recent globster is probably a dead whale, and that the "hair" visible on the body is decaying muscle fiber.