Skeleton of mysterious ocean creature discovered off Scottish coast, leaving residents amazed after Storm
During the fierce storm Ciara, a puzzling discovery emerged on a Scottish beach, leaving experts and curious people perplexed. The enigmatic skeleton of an unknown creature washed up on the Aberdeenshire coast amid an onslaught of 90mph winds and relentless rain.
After a photograph of the creature was shared on a Facebook page, numerous speculations arose from curious observers. Suggestions ranged from it being a whale or a dolphin, while others dismissed these notions due to the presence of different “horns” on the creature’s body. Some even proposed the intriguing possibility that it could be a thresher shark, a species occasionally found in British waters during the summer months. The true identity of this mysterious creature remains a captivating mystery, awaiting further research and expert analysis.
The intriguing beast was found off the Aberdeenshire coast on Sunday as the country endured 90mph winds and torrential rain.
Some thought it was a whale or a dolphin, while others joked that it could be the famous Loch Ness monster (pictured, an image supposedly of the Loch Ness monster taken in 1934 by a London surgeon on vacation).
But even marine biologists are baffled: Professor David Lusseau of the University of Aberdeen says more information would be needed.
He told MailOnline: “Unfortunately, from this photo alone we can’t say much other than that it is a whale in some form.” We’d need shots of the front (and probably a bit of snooping) to get an ID.’
However, the confusion surrounding the creature hasn’t stopped people from sharing their suggestions.
James Trippington said: ‘Very similar to Orca or Dolphin. But the caudal vertebrate seems quite thin. Although it’s certainly not a shark.
But Andrew Mowat dismissed the idea, saying: ‘Does it look like the spine is designed to move from side to side? The whales rise and fall.
Others joked that it could be the Loch Ness monster, suggesting the beast could have escaped from its supposed aquatic home about 100 miles away.
Brian Ingram said: ‘Nessie! She escaped into the sea but then met a sticky end. And Emma-Louise Bolland said: ‘Nessie. I couldn’t adapt to salt water.’
Another joked: “It’s a very, very rarely seen deep sea Haggis.”
A woman makes her way through floodwaters as the waters of the River Ouse passing through York break the river banks after Storm Ciara.
The Loch Ness Monster has long been a Scottish legend, with dozens of alleged sightings claimed every year.
Last year there were a greater number of alleged sightings of the Loch Ness monster (18 in total) than at any time since 1983, when ‘Nessiemania’ was at its peak.
The sighting of the mysterious creature in Aberdeen came amid the gales and downpours of Storm Ciara this weekend.
Ciara brought 97 mph winds, up to seven inches of rain, flooding and left more than 20,000 people without power.
And now Britain will be hit by “blizzard conditions” and heavy rain today as flood-hit Britain braces for a 72-hour deluge, with Storm Dennis on the way this weekend.