Huge Skull Found on NJ Beach

'Any guesses?' authorities asked
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2021 5:37 PM CDT
Huge Skull Found on NJ Beach After Storm
A state police officer poses with the enormous skull.   (Island Beach State Park)

Authorities in New Jersey asked the public to help identify an enormous skull found on a beach over the weekend—and some people got creative. One person guessed that the skull found by state police in the sand at Island Beach State Park after a storm came from a pterodactyl, while another suggested the remains of Jimmy Hoffa had finally been found, the New York Daily News reports. Another person correctly guessed that the skull belonged to a minke whale. Authorities confirmed Wednesday that it was a whale's skull and said it apparently hadn't been washed up by the storm, reports. Instead, it came from an 11-foot minke that was buried deep under the sand after it washed up last June. (Read more New Jersey stories.)

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