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Posted by Ken Kurtis on August 24, 2004 at 13:21:09:

In Reply to: Mystery creature ID'd posted by Ken Kurtis on August 24, 2004 at 11:24:55:

From Guillame, the guy in the pix:

Guys,
I have sent a picture of the "skeleton" that I found on one of the dives on San Clemente to a marine biology expert at UCLA. His diagnostic is indicated below. Apparently it was not a sea lion, but a shark...
Guillaume

"Hi Guillaume -
Looks to me as though the skeleton being held is that of a fairly large shark (>6 ft or so), but I wouldn't be able to get it down to species without a closer look. The thing at the top is a chondrocranium - the cartilage that surrounds the brain - and the rest is a partial vertebral
column.
Cheers,
Peter"



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