The carcass of a 55-ft sea creature haswashed ashore in China. Supposedly has a long thin head and a snout nearly 1-meter long, hair, and orange & black stripes. It measures out to be about 4.5 tons and the skull alone weighs over 100kg. Also looks like it has 4 paws a tail, and long fur. It’s not a fish, but head resembles a crocodile.
In the update on that article, it says that scientists have seen this type of animal before but they don’t know what they are.
It sure as heck looks like a whale with some pieces missing. The forelimb/flipper looks like that of a humpback. Considering that the story seems get the length wrong, I wouldn’t put much faith in the rest of the details.
I’d say whale. The “orange stripes” appear to just be places where the skin has split. Most people have no idea what whale skulls look like; “crocodilian” would not be an unreasonable description of many of them.