Maybe it is a surviving Stellar Sea Cow! That would account for the
herbivore like teeth, Although those teeth might be broken or worn down?
I sent the photos to a guy here in town who has articulated many whale
skeletons. I know its not a beluga, their teeth are much tinier and pointy.
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There are some alternate photos (too small) here:
http://www.boingboing.net/ Bottom of the page.
I think the claim of hair is a bit suspect; the decomposition is advanced.
That stringy stuff could be anything.
It is definitely whale-like. The teeth are either very worn down or very
Check this out too:
This one is interesting also:
Cryptozoology is soo much fun!
>At first I thought it was a Sei whale, but the tail doesn't look right.
>Maybe it's a dragon?
>Karl Gehrman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Ok I know this is on topic but I just had to see if one of you has any
>idea what the creature pictured at this link is ?
>I think there a few skull collectors on the list a maybe a taxidermist.
>At first I thought it was a porpoise of some kind.
>But the tail end is all wrong.
>But look at those teeth, they look flat like plant eaters!
>It does not seem to be fake, but the "hide" could be covering something.
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