Nantucket Blob

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Samples of the Nantucket Blob.

The Nantucket Blob was an unidentified mass (globster) that washed ashore on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, in November 1996.[1] Analysis of samples in 2004 suggests that the Nantucket Blob was a large mass of adipose tissue from a whale.[2]


  1. ^ Puig, R. 2004. A Whale of a Tale. Research Online, University of South Florida.
  2. ^ Pierce, S., S. Massey, N. Curtis, G. Smith, C. Olavarría & T. Maugel 2004. Microscopic, Biochemical, and Molecular Characteristics of the Chilean Blob and a Comparison With the Remains of Other Sea Monsters: Nothing but Whales. Biological Bulletin 206: 125-133.