posted on Jul, 24 2011 @ 10:47 PM
reply to post by Believer101
The tail's not exactly a trident. What you're seeing there is a partially decayed tail fluke. When the thing's alive that'd be a single flat
appendage. The central bit is the ending of the spinal column, the two others are the ends of the fluke.
Now, on to the pictures. It'd probably help a bit if I explained the situation that they came from first. I recently (April 23 if my notes are
correct) found a decaying long-finned pilot whale in a small freshwater stream on a beach. I'm inclined to say it had been there since December at
least. After a bit of research and such I decided to remove the head for the skull. That's mostly irrelevant, though. What all this means is I've
got access to a rather large number of pictures of the whole specimen and the head in varying stages of decay. These go roughly in chronological
The specimen as found.
The head as of mid-May.
And June 19.
There are more, but those are the ones to use for comparison. Bear in mind that all the images of the head are showing it from a bottom-up viewpoint,
as a large animal flipped it over.