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Strange creature washes ashore

Strange creature washes ashore

Wed, June 01, 2011 - 12:00 AM

COULD THIS BE the sea monster that fisherman Joel Brooker and his partner spotted at sea last November?

Whatever it was, it attracted dozens of residents yesterday as they descended on a section of the Silver Sands Beach in Christ Church to get a view of the huge, white unknown creature, which appeared to be dead.

Howard Kirton, a fisherman from the area, discovered it. He said around 11 a.m. he was about to go for a swim when he saw the creature.

Kirton said he alerted a few people nearby.

“I then called The NATION and the Fisheries Division,” he said.

As the waves lashed the creature, residents inched closer to get a good view and even photograph it. Some speculated that it was a dead whale.

 An official of the Coastal Zone Management Unit said when a team arrived “it was already washed out to sea” and therefore they were unable to identify it.

Above, curious residents getting a close look at the creature. (Picture by Nigel Browne.)


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Posted by C Alex 3 years, 4 months ago
You mean you all really allowed an unidentified creature to "wash back out to sea".....for real??!!!

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Posted by Theresa Bailey 3 years, 4 months ago
Isn't it just the adipose tissue of a whale? Like the one that happened in Bermuda some time back

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Posted by Kenneth King 3 years, 4 months ago
Strange but true, how could something like that happened when there are athorities responsible for matters of this nature, now we see the neglect of how some departments work. Either we act now and stamp out the lackadaisical approach to matters of national security for the tax payers of this country. The unknown creature could have had some sort of bacteria lying on our shores but it took so long for those in authority to respond with hast.....the sad thing about it, they always have an excuse.

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