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'Nessie-like' carcass found on Scottish beach


Posted on Thursday, 13 February, 2020 | Comment icon 42 comments

What is this creature ? Image Credit: Facebook / Fubar News
A violent storm that battered the UK this week exposed this monstrous carcass on an Aberdeen beach.
Found washed up on Balmedie Beach along Scotland's east coast, the mystery skeleton was discovered by a member of local community Facebook page Fubar News.

"Came across this weird creature today near Aberdeen," they wrote. "Any ideas what it could be?"

The image quickly generated a great number of responses including several making predictable comparisons to the Loch Ness Monster despite Loch Ness being over 100 miles away.

Some users suggested that it could be a saltwater crocodile, while others made tongue-in-cheek references to Falkor the Luck Dragon from classic 1980s fantasy movie The Neverending Story.
As it turns out however, this peculiar creature is none of these things.

According to Nick Davidson of the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme, the remains are actually those of a minke whale - a species of seaborne mammal that can grow up to 35ft in length.

It also turns out that the carcass had actually been on the beach since October and that the recent storm had merely removed the sand that was covering it.



Source: Scotsman | Comments (42)


Tags: Scotland, Carcass


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #33 Posted by XenoFish on 16 February, 2020, 0:18
I think Aquaman has something to answer for.
Comment icon #34 Posted by drakonwick on 16 February, 2020, 4:33
Can't be identified by normal beach goer's... Sure, let's slap a mythical sea beast label on it! lol
Comment icon #35 Posted by InconceivableThoughts on 17 February, 2020, 4:19
This has to be the closest, imo ,the "papameter" has ever been.
Comment icon #36 Posted by Habitat on 17 February, 2020, 5:04
It is accurate to plus or minus 10%
Comment icon #37 Posted by Jetstream587 on 13 March, 2020, 18:54
These things usually just end up being whales. It can't be a shark as some have pointed out because they don't have bones.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Torviking on 14 March, 2020, 0:29
I totally agree, a sharks skeleton is cartilaginous and deteriorates very quickly.
Comment icon #39 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 14 March, 2020, 0:39
It's been pointed out multiple times that it is a whale. https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/5276924/mystery-surrounding-nessie-creature-washed-up-on-aberdeenshire-beach-during-storm-ciara-solved/
Comment icon #40 Posted by DieChecker on 15 March, 2020, 4:35
Technically the expert WAS baffled... Right up to the point he looked at the bones.  And technically it could have been called a cryptid... right up to the point the expert identified it.
Comment icon #41 Posted by drakonwick on 15 March, 2020, 6:02
Sun Magazine is big on conspiracies. It seems logical though, so that's interesting!
Comment icon #42 Posted by quiXilver on 15 March, 2020, 16:37
Is it a whale?  Or a magnet for UM Trollsters?               nevermind... it's both


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