Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 10:33 am
We like stories about things that wash up on beaches, such as the softball-size eyeball that appeared on the Atlantic Ocean shore in Florida last fall.
So our eyes lit up when we saw this headline: "Mysterious 'Horned' Sea Monster Washes Ashore in Spain; Officials Baffled."
Alas, as happened with the eyeball (which was from a swordfish), it appears once again that a cousin of the Loch Ness monster has not been discovered.
The rather gross remains found in Spain are much likely to be those of either an oarfish or a thresher shark, according to International Science Times and other news outlets.
However, we're glad to hear about other theories in the comments thread.