BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A mystery involving a skull found in New Jersey has been solved.
State park police found the large skull at Island Beach State Park on Monday. They say it washed ashore during the recent storms.READ MORE: Annual Juneteenth Festival In Bedford-Stuyvesant Takes On New Meaning In 2021
One person on social media guessed the mystery skull belonged to a humpback whale.
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We have confirmed that this is the ventral (lower) jaw and skull of a Minke whale. https://t.co/lIISxVAzYWREAD MORE: Georgia Man Arrested For 2020 Rape Of Woman Who Was Dragged Into Queens Alley
— New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (@NewJerseyDEP) June 2, 2021
The state’s Department of Environmental Protection says it’s actually the lower jaw and skull of a minke whale.