What is this mystery dragon-like creature found on Waitarere Beach, New Zealand?
The remains of a sea snake? Could this be an eel? What kind of alien sea creature is that?
According to specialists, this weird skeleton is that of a smooth skate, dipturus innominatus.
The New Zealand smooth skate can grow up to nearly eight-feet long and is typically found at depths between 50 and 4,200 feet. The species is widespread throughout New Zealand waters.