Legendary Loch Ness monster’s skeleton washed up on a Scottish beach

A photograph of the creature was shared on a Facebook page prompting hundreds of suggestions as to what it might be.Some thought it a whale or a dolphin, while others rubbished this suggestion saying the ‘horns’ of the creature make it a thresher sharks – which have been known to enter British waters during the summer. But even marine biologists are baffled, with Professor David Lusseau from the University of Aberdeen, saying he would need more information.

The intriguing beast was found on the Aberdeenshire coastline on Sunday as the country endured 90mph winds and torrential rain.

He told MailOnline: ‘Unfortunately from just this photo we can’t tell much other than it is a whale of some form. We would need shots of the front end (and probably a bit of poking around) to get an ID.’Confusion surrounding the creature hasn’t stopped people from sharing their suggestions however.

James Trippington said: ‘Very similar to Orca or Dolphin. But the caudal vertebrate looks rather slim. Not a shark for sure though.’

But Andrew Mowat rubbished the idea, saying: ‘Spine looks like it’s designed for side to side movement? Whales move up and down.’

Others joked it could be the Loch Ness monster, suggesting the beast could have escaped from its alleged watery home around 100 miles away.

Brian Ingram said: ‘Nessie! Escaped to the sea but then came to a sticky end.’ And Emma-Louise Bolland said: ‘Nessie. Could not adapt to salt water.’

Another joked: ‘It’s a very very rarely seen deep sea Haggis.’ The Loch Ness monster has long been Scottish legend, with dozens of supposed sightings being claimed each year.

There were a large number of alleged sightings of the Loch Ness Monster last year – 18 in total – than at any time since 1983, when ‘Nessie-mania’ was at its peak.

Ciara brought 97mph winds, up to seven inches of rain, flooding and left more than 20,000 people without power.

And now Britain is set to be hit by ‘blizzard conditions’ and heavy rain today as flood-hit Britain braces itself for a 72-hour deluge, with Storm Dennis on the way this weekend.

Related Posts

Freakish 3ft long sea ‘dinosaur’ with hard-plate armour found washed up on beach

A buck-toothed 3ft sea beast that looks not too far off a legless crocodile has been found beached in Virginia, US, by a man who has developed…

he Mysterious Irish Sky Garden: Exploring Myths, Stories, and Adventures ‎

The deep and mysterious hollow is called the “Sky Garden”. In fact, this is a uniquely shaped garden that fascinates many tourists who visit. The name of…

Discovery of a 93-million-year-old crocodile fossil with a baby dinosaur still in its Ьeɩɩу

The recent discovery of a 93-million-year-old crocodile fossil, containing the remarkably preserved remains of a baby dinosaur still пeѕtɩed within its Ьeɩɩу, is a paleontological marvel that…

The Enigmatic Divide: Why the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Don’t Mix

The world’s oceans, vast and mysterious, hold many secrets within their depths. Among their enigmatic wonders is the peculiar phenomenon of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans steadfastly…

An ancient history is revealed! Brooches, beads and gold rings were stored inside an ancient vase on a Viking ship 1,000 years ago

It was the largest hoard of Viking treasure ever to have been found in Britain, including a mysterious metal pot that promised to expose more precious artefacts….

Discovery of 29-million-year-old fossil “The Um,” a charming 13-foot-tall sloth that once domіпаted the prehistoric Amazon

In an extгаoгdіпагу archaeological find that has captivated the scientific community, researchers have uncovered the remarkably well-preserved fossil of a сoɩoѕѕаɩ 13-foot-tall sloth, affectionately named “The Um.”…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *