By Tim Binnall
The sizeable remains of a mysterious sea creature washed ashore in Scotland this past weekend. The curious carcass reportedly appeared on a beach near the port city of Aberdeen after a powerful storm swept over the area. A picture of the oddity subsequently appeared on a community Facebook page with a caption asking "any ideas what it could be?" As one can imagine, there were a variety of suggestions and theories put forward by people online.
The primary prosaic explanations offered were a whale, a dolphin, or a thresher shark. Of course, with the creature having been discovered on a beach in Scotland, a popular possibility which kept coming up was that it was, in fact, the Loch Ness Monster. Alas, since the remains are rather badly decomposed, a marine biologist conceded that it's difficult to know precisely what the animal had once been. Think you can solve the mystery? Share your best guess with us at the Coast to Coast AM Facebook page.