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Thursday 24 July 2014

Video: ‘Sea monster’ washed up on shore in New Zealand

Brian O'Reilly

Published 09/05/2013|10:41

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A MYSTERIOUS ‘sea monster’ has been found dead on a beach in New Zealand.

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Video filmed by YouTube user Elizabeth Ann shows the 30-foot long carcass, with a head full of sharp teeth.

It is believed the creature was washed on shore during storms there last month.

Ann has asked YouTube users for help in identifying the animal.

Almost a million people have viewed the clip, with many viewers suggesting it is a crocodile or whale.

However Marine mammal expert Anton van Helden told New Zealand’s TV3 news that the creature is probably a killer whale.

He said the fin structure of the creature is similar to that of a killer whale, which are common in the area.

Tests are being carried out to determine the species of the carcass.

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