By CBS3 Staff

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.

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They said, “You never know what you’re going to find on the beach after a storm.”

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It took a few days, but they say it’s the jaw and skull of a minke whale.