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Gower: Mystery sea creature washes up on Rhossili beach

Gower: Mystery sea creature washes up on Rhossili beach

The creature was found on Rhossili beach
A mysterious creature has washed up on Rhossili beach on Gower with experts so far unable to confirm its identity.It has a 5ft (1.52m) skeleton with a long head and large jaw line and some believe it is a cetacean, such as a whale, dolphin or porpoise."When you look at it the first time you may think it is a crocodile, but it is certainly not," said Swansea University expert Dan Forman.Beth Janetta, 41, discovered the carcass while walking her dogs.
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National Trust area ranger Mark Hipkin, who was called to collect the remains, said he thought it was a porpoise.
"We have porpoises washing up quite regularly, as well as dolphins and seals - and sometimes sheep," he said.Dr Forman, a bioscience specialist, said: "It's jaw line suggests it is like a cetacean whale or a dolphin."
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