The Cape May Carcass of 1921

In 1921 this strange creature washed up on the shore in Cape May. Some claimed it was a sea serpent but most thought it was a whale or basking shark. The two giveaways for identification are the lower jaw and shape of head. The lower jaw shows evidence it was a toothed whale with the size and spacing consistent with a Sperm Whale. The teeth have been removed either through decomposition or by souvenir hunters. This identification is pretty well confirmed by the distinctive shape of the head and size. So it is possible the Cape May Carcass of 1921 is a mystery solved.

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