A dead sperm whale literally exploded after it was pierced by a resident of Denmark's Faroe Islands, in the North Atlantic, and it was all caught on video.
Its innards blasting out sideways as if it were an enormous volcano, the footage is as incredible as it is graphic. Watch it at your own risk below!
The whale had already died of natural causes. This did not kill it.
The fisherman above was reportedly tasked with cutting up the carcass to avoid further health risks, but struck a gas pocket through the whale's blubber.
Combustion of decomposing sea life has been reported before.
Putrefying fish consumed by the marine mammal prior to its death likely created a buildup of gas, Science Channel biologist Adam Ruben explained.
The network also says that dead whales have been known to emit methane and hydrogen sulphide, as well as ammonia. Call it what you want ... wow.
National Geographic reports that sperm whales are bigger than a school bus and can eat about a ton of fish and squid a day. That's for one animal.
They are listed as "vulnerable" on the IUCN Red List Of Threatened Species, though they do not hunt whales on the Faroe Islands, where this took place.
While commercial whaling has lessened, entanglement in fishing nets, collisions with ships and ingestion of marine debris are all significant threats.