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State Police Discover Whale Skull On New Jersey Beach

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A mystery involving a skull found at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey has been solved.

Video Transcript

MAURICE DUBOIS: State Park Police found this skull at Island Beach State Park on Monday. Check this thing out. They say it washed ashore during recent storms. One person on social media guessed this mystery skull Once belonged to a humpback whale. However, State Department of Environmental Protection says it's actually the lower jaw and skull of a minke whale.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: Well, at least it's a whale.

MAURICE DUBOIS: Yeah.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: Got that part right.

MAURICE DUBOIS: At least it's not out there getting people.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: It's been out there for a while.

- So safe. The whale attacks are relatively low, aren't they?

MAURICE DUBOIS: Just saying. They grow large. Take your chances.

KRISTINE JOHNSON: They're nice to look at.

- For sure.

MAURICE DUBOIS: Yeah.