A strange 30-foot long carcass washed up off the coast of the Bay of Plenty coast in New Zealand after storms in last month.
What you can see is its head and what appear to be flippers.Mos of the rest of the creature's body is missing. Take a close look at it,you may be shocked by its large, jagged blackened teeth.
Where it comes from and what is it?
On a video by Elizabeth Ann,she said: 'The huge marine creature washed up after a storm. It had been attacked by something in the water.’
As to what is it ?The bizarre prehistoric beast has stimulated lots of discussion and the views are very differently. Suggestions as to what the creature could be include a saltwater crocodile, a giant moray eel, a dolphin or a dinosaur. Marine mammal expert Anton van Helden rejected all these ideas and told New Zealand's Channel 3 that the creature's fin structure is similar to that of a killer whale.( Killer whales are common in and around Fiji and the Bay of Plenty.)
Photos of the animal have been sent to the New Zealand Department of Conservation and Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium for identification.