‘Fascinating’ 40-ton whale skull washes up on North Carolina beach

Beachgoers and marine biologists were stunned when the massive portion of a whale skull washed up on the beaches of North Carolina‘s Hatteras Island.

Images of the find were shared by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Facebook page, which declared the area a hotbed for marine mammal activity.

“We’re only halfway through the week and still finding fascinating discoveries on the beaches of Cape Hatteras. Take a look at this large portion of a Humpback whale skull on Hatteras Island,” the post read.

The skull, which is estimated to weigh a reported 40-tons, belongs to a humpback whale, according to Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

“Their skulls are relatively flexible, especially around the jaw joints, which enables them to open their mouths wide to consume large volumes of water
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