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Friday, October 16, 2009


A bloke called Gary, who is obviously a decent fellow because he saw the Grateful Dead on the 1972 tour, sent this along yesterday. What is it?

My best guess is that it is a small cetacean of some description. But what do you think?


Dale Drinnon said...

Obvious cetacean-definitely a sort of dolphin skull.

Lars Thomas said...

Yup, that's a small whale all right - but close-up is needed for positive ID.

Lars Thomas

Lars Thomas said...

Yes, that is indeed a small toothed whale of some kind, but close-ups are needed for positive ID.

Lars Thomas

Tilmeeth said...

Porpoise maybe?

Aubrey said...

It definately looks like a very young beaked whale if you use the sea shell in the foreground as reference. A Dolphins dorsal fin is centrally located on the back and I see no evidence of one. Beaked whales have dorsal fins further back. But saying this it's hard to say if one was there.