posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 10:30 PM
Originally posted by Bluecollar
Good job at that Bluecollar, your whitecollar superiors must be happy.
I looks like we are looking at a bunch of teeth. The bright white part I had thought was a long canine tooth, but I am not so sure now. Either way
it got me thinking about this as a view from the ventral perspective of the roof of the organisms mouth.
The semicircular mottled brown item could be rotted and decayed shearing teeth, and if they are there does appear to be another row running parallel
More distal along the 'snout', the structures there (right next to the bright white pointed looking portion) look like incisors and perhaps the
outermost one is the actual canine tooth (ignoring that strange white portion). If so, then this organism has a bit of schnaze comming off of it, as
it extends beyond these front teeth.
However, mammals almost allways have cheeks, and this thing doesn't seem to. and of course, the mandible would be gone or just not in the picture.
The row of shearing teeth i talked about initially, they don't seem to be set into any obvious sort of gums either, and there are also no lips on
The lack of hair is interesting too, as is the small size. It might be a very juvenile whale or something along those lines. If those teeth are
infact like I have described them, I have trouble seeing this as a fish or serpent.
They did say that the 'bird-like' portion was that it had a beak, which a squid would.
I wasn't clear on something tho. The article says photos were sent to professionals. What happened to the carcass? What was teh news article that
this photo came from, I tried searching that 'preston press' site that the image is noted as comming from, but couldn't find anything.