A Suburban-sized, heavily toothed carcass – believed by many to be that of a sea monster or some horrifying species unknown to science – has tentatively been identified as a rotting killer whale.
The 30-foot long body washed ashore on the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand last week. Immediately, beachcombers began asking, “What is this thing?”
At least one individual put his query to the Internet in the form of a YouTube video. An unidentified marine biologist solved the mystery after seeing the video. He identified the creature as a decomposing killer whale based on the placement and size of its distinct flipper.
If you didn’t know it was a killer whale, what would you guess it is?
I’d guess Asian carp. Those things are everywhere.