Mysterious Carcass Of Horned Creature Washes Ashore In Spain
I have always wondered what lives in the oceans that we never see. Most of our planet is consumed by oceans. Seems that I remember hearing that only about 5% of our oceans have really been explored. Who knows what's out there...like this carcass that ended up on a beach in Spain. Good lord, what is it?
It was last week when this carcass showed up on Luis Siret Beach in Villaricos, Spain sending many marine biologists and scientists scrambling for an answer. We know that species of marine life, thought to be extinct for millions of years, have been seen and documented on a regular basis. That latest major discovery was in 2008 when a whale thought to be extinct since the time of Megaldon, had beached itself and died.
Immediate speculation was the bizarre looking carcass was possibly a link to the Loch Ness Monster, some sort of sea dragon or a water dinosaur, or just a mutant fish of some known species. As much as I wanted it to be a 'sea dragon' (who wouldn't) turns out it's just a shark. Still pretty cool though because shark skeletons are rarely found, if ever.
The "horns" are part of the body structure that holds the dorsal and pectoral fins upright etc. and scientists all agree the vertabrae structure is that of a shark for sure though none would conclude what kind.
Who cares at this point...it's a shark and not a SEA MONSTER! What a let down but there's still hope. In the meantime, I will keep hoping for a sea monster or maybe someone who lives in a pineapple under the sea...