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Bizarre sea creature washes up in New Zealand

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Carnoferox

Not bizarre or strange in the slightest, just a ray. Move along.

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freetoroam
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After a local taxidermist failed to identify it, 

Sure looks like a decomposing ray. 

If she did not want it preserved of stuffed then the taxidermist  was likely not interested in what it was....or did know what it was,  but his knowledge does not come free.

New Zealand have a ministry for the environment which deal with marine life, thats where she should have gone, and then they would have told her, its a dead ray.

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seanjo

I was thinking a Goblin Shark...

 

goblin-shark-nologo

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Gaden
42 minutes ago, UM-Bot said:

This strange looking 'sea monster' was found washed up on a beach near Christchurch after a storm.

https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/323668/bizarre-sea-creature-washes-up-in-new-zealand

 Yet another 'mystery' with the solution within the article.

 

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Carnoferox
1 hour ago, seanjo said:

I was thinking a Goblin Shark...

 

goblin-shark-nologo

The rostral cartilage of the carcass does somewhat resemble a goblin shark snout, but the teeth and fins are a dead giveaway that it is a ray.

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Seti42

Cool find! I want one.
And, yeah...It's a skate. Anyone who's ever cared to look such things up (either at libraries or online) can make that educated guess with some certainty. Sure, I am no marine biologist and cannot nail down the exact species; but it's totally a skate/ray.

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aztek

Skate-or-Ray.jpg

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Dynamo X

Nah, its just a decaying Basking Shark

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Carnoferox
30 minutes ago, Dynamo X said:

Nah, its just a decaying Basking Shark

Not at all.

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Alien Origins
14 hours ago, Dynamo X said:

Nah, its just a decaying Basking Shark

Not hardly.

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psyche101
On 11/29/2018 at 6:17 AM, Carnoferox said:

The rostral cartilage of the carcass does somewhat resemble a goblin shark snout, but the teeth and fins are a dead giveaway that it is a ray.

Yeah, the bottom row of teeth seals it. 

 

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Robotic Jew

"bizarre looking..." would have been more appropriate...but probably wouldn't have generated many clicks...

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Dynamo X
10 hours ago, Alien Origins said:

Not hardly.

In that case it must be a plesiosaur then :lol:

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DieChecker
On 11/28/2018 at 1:59 PM, aztek said:

Skate-or-Ray.jpg

Thanks for posting that. I eas wondering if it was a skate or ray.

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Sir Wearer of Hats

It’s Harold Holt.

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