An ancient Steller’s sea cow’s remains have appeared on a remote Russian island.

The scientists found the headless remains of the sea monster that was hunted down to extinction in the 18th century. The sea cow measured 20-feet, and it died out as a target of harpoon hunters, as it didn’t fear humans. Here’s what we know about the ancient sea cow, discovered in Russia.

The scientists discovered the creature after they found the ribs sticking out of the seashore. They spent about eight hours digging to discover what the buried creature was, which showed that it was a rare, extinct sea cow, which was endemic to the waters of the islands between Alaska and Russia. Digging revealed 45 vertebrae, 27 ribs, a left scapula and other bones.

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