The sizeable remains of a mysterious sea creature washed ashore in Scotland this past weekend. 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?