Published on July 13, 2021
Written by coasttocoastam.com
The sizeable remains of a mysterious sea creature washed ashore in Scotland in February 2020. The curious carcass reportedly appeared on a beach near the port city of Aberdeen after a powerful storm swept over the area.
A picture of the oddity subsequently appeared on a community Facebook page with a caption asking “any ideas what it could be?” As one can imagine, there were a variety of suggestions and theories put forward by people online.
The primary prosaic explanations offered were a whale, a dolphin, or a thresher shark. Of course, with the creature having been discovered on a beach in Scotland, a popular possibility which kept coming up was that it was, in fact, the Loch Ness Monster.
Alas, since the remains are rather badly decomposed, a marine biologist conceded that it’s difficult to know precisely what the animal had once been. Think you can solve the mystery? Share your best guess with us at the Coast to Coast AM Facebook page.
More than 2000 votes were cast on an online poll which was staged by the Liverpool Echo. The majority of voters (44 percent) said they thought it was a publicity stunt.
Runner up in the vote was a whale (41 percent), with the monster itself scoring just eight percent.
However, voters’ last suggestion was that of a dinosaur which managed to garner seven percent of the vote.
No other options were offered in the vote.
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