A YouTube video filmed by Elizabeth Ann on Pukehina Beach shows the half-buried head of the carcass with jagged teeth and gaping jaws.
The mysterious sea creature is estimated to be approx. 30-foot long and mostly buried under the sand on the New Zealand beach in the Bay of Plenty. Only its head and what appear to be flippers are visible.
A close up of the monstrous mouth is full of jagged teeth.
One marine expert believes the carcass is that of a killer whale, an animal that is commonly found around the Bay of Plenty, the location where the beast was found.
The creature's mouth, and skin around it resemble a bizarre prehistoric beast. Other suggestions as to what creature is include a giant moray eel and a saltwater crocodile, a dolphin or a dinosaur.
Further tests are being carried out to confirm its identity.
Article is by Jason Mansfield: Paranormal Investigator with Paranormal Studies of Arkansas found at www.hauntedarkansas.net, Voice Over Artist, Film maker at Binary Entertainment www.binaryentertainment.com, Folklorist, Horror Enthusiast, Writer, & Legend Hunter