Mystery Skull Appears On Beach

(Patriot.Buzz) – In a shocking discovery that has caused intrigue among beachgoers, the California museum reported an enormous skull on Monterey Bay’s shoreline, prompting eager social media posts from visitors.

The massive skull was found at Pajaro Dunes State Beach in Watsonville and although experts have not identified it, they believe it could be either from a fin or a blue whale.

Chief Paleontologist at the Charleston Center for Paleontology in South Carolina, Robert Boessenecker described the marine giant and remarked, “They’re both gigantic whales. I mean, they’ve got skulls that are measured in meters rather than feet or centimeters. And they’re quite similar.”

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History indicated that the skull likely came from a whale carcass that washed ashore in October. Unfortunately, the remains were too decomposed for a definite identification.

In addition, the museum noted: “An interesting feature has taken up residence on Pajaro Dunes beach and many curious (locals) have been sending us images over the past few months trying to make sense of this behemoth.”

Likewise, museum experts assume the carcass belonged to a fin whale based on its dimension and “what remains today is the basicranium (‘base of the skull’) with attached partial nares (aka nostrils),” detailed the experts X, formerly known as Twitter.

Museum Executive Director Felicia Van Stolk expressed, “This type of nature event is a great opportunity to get people excited about nature. It is a wonderful reminder that the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is the home to some truly amazing creatures.”

Pajaro Dunes State Beach’s visitors were excited, and they posted photos of the skull on the social media platform stating that it was so cool as they admired the immensity of the carcass.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fin and blue whales are among the largest creatures on Earth. While fin whales can stretch up to 85 feet, weighing as much as 80 tons, blue whales can reach a whopping 110 feet and tip the scales at up to 165 tons.