Whale skull that predates 1974 found in Brewster
BREWSTER, Mass. -- A massive skull was found on the beach near Brewster and it could be a dramatic link to history.
“It’s a very large piece of skull,” said Brian Sharp of the International Fund for Animal Welfare. “It’s a little over six feet in width.”
A piece of skull from a whale was discovered. Sharp said it is too early to tell how old the skull is.
“We don’t have a record of an animal stranding in this location and being left here, so at this point we’re guessing that it predates 1974,” said Sharp.
Authorities said an employee at a nearby resort made the discovery. They said he tried digging it up thinking it was a rock because he allegedly didn’t want any guests to get hurt.
“I seen it…That stump sticking out of there for a long time. I’ve always just kind of kicked it, walked by it,” said Donald Bok, who is curious about the skull.
Officials believe that it is the skull of a Right Whale that weighed between 400 and 500 pounds. The skull is definitely older than 35 years, but it could be much older.
“Just looking at it...I think it’s a link to the past. It made me aware to how close we are to little miracles…everyday,” said one woman.
DNA samples will be taken to determine the history of the skull.
“It’s actually the first whale I’ve seen in all my years on the Cape. Except, its bones,” said one woman.
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