A mystery sea creature was found washed up on a British beach – baffling experts as to what it may be. The five-meter-long carcass of the alien-like creature was discovered washed up on the sand, dog walker, Beth Technology, 41. Beth snapped the mysterious monster that has a long head, giant jawline and slender tail and gave her photos to the experts. But navy technicians are not able to identify the being – but say it could be a kind of whale, dolphin or porpoise. WALES NEWS SERVICE
A mysterious “crocodile-like creature found washed up on a French beach has left experts baffled.
The five-meter-long carcass found on Rhossili Beach, Swansea has a long head, giant jawline and slender tail.
Beth Technology, 41, who discovered the specimen while hiking with her dogs, sent a photo of the creature to experts, in the hope that they would recognize.
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But experts are not sure if it is a kind of whale, dolphin or porpoise.
Beth said: “It looked like a good rotten cetaceans for me. Other people think that it is something else, such as a crocodile.
“It would be very interesting to find out what kind it is.”
Bioscience expert Dr. Dan Forman, from Swansea University, said: “If you look at it the first time you may think it is a crocodile, but it is definitely not.
“There is a large bulge at the bottom of the skull is characteristic of a cetacean.”
He added: “We get a reasonable amount of whales and dolphins, many that are dead and broken off in places like Pendine and Rhossili.
“From the data of the carcass, washed up, there seems to be a cluster this time of the year around June and July.
Mark Hipkin, National Trust area ranger, who was called to collect the body, said he thought it was a porpoise.
He said: “We have the harbour porpoise, the dishes quite regularly, but also dolphins and seals, and sometimes sheep.”
This story originally appeared in The Sun.