Mysterious Giant Creature Washes Up on North Carolina Beach

A large, eerie skull fragment with jagged, teeth-like edges washed ashore on the bank of North Carolina’s beach on Wednesday.

The discovery shocked residents living nearby but questions were finally answered by the US National Park Service.

The NPS, which oversees this Atlantic coastal region, reported that the skull fragment measures roughly 3 feet wide and 2 feet tall and is actually a whale’s skull. 

The skull fragment measures roughly 3 feet wide and 2 feet tall

Authorities Advised Not To Remove The Skull

They have advised against attempting to remove the fragment as they intend to use it for education display.

They explained that humpback whales have specialized skull structures to support their unique feeding behaviors.

Although the fragment’s jagged edges resemble teeth, they are likely parts that once connected the skull to another body part.

Authorities said the skull belonged to humpback whale

N. Carolina Has A History

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is known for its history, hurricanes, and shipwrecks, and is also a hotspot for marine mammal activity.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), at least 30 humpback whales have died along the North Carolina coast since 2016.

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