OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — A mystery washes ashore on a New Jersey beach. A skull showed up on Monday on the sand at Island Beach State Park in Ocean County.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection shared the pictures on Twitter.READ MORE: Methacton Lacrosse Coach Garth Little Facing Charges After Video Captures Him Shoving Student-Athlete
We have confirmed that this is the ventral (lower) jaw and skull of a Minke whale. https://t.co/lIISxVAzYW
— New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (@NewJerseyDEP) June 2, 2021READ MORE: Homeowner's Body Found Following Explosions, Massive Fire In Lower Providence Township Townhouses
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It took a few days, but they say it’s the jaw and skull of a minke whale.