Update: Scaly Sea Monster Discovered Under Brooklyn Bridge

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 26th, 2011

Looks like Gawker, and Cryptomundo, jumped the gun.

The carcass has already been identified as a sturgeon.

Looking at the video below, it is a fairly obvious identification.

‘East River Monster’ Is No Mutant

The body of a massive, bony creature was spotted in New York City’s East River and dragged onto a beach on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge May 21. Onlookers assumed it was some sort of mutated animal and dubbed it “the East River monster.”

Marine biologists, however, knew immediately what they had on their hands.

When the carcass, estimated to be 6 to 7 feet long, was first found, it was believed to be some sort of marine mammal. Photos of the creature were sent to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for identification.

“We could tell it was an Atlantic sturgeon right away,” Kim Durham, a rescue program director and biologist for the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation in Riverhead, N.Y., told Life’s Little Mysteries. “They have bony plates all over their bodies. There’s no mistaking a sturgeon.”Life’s Little Mysteries

East River Monster

Credit: Youtube

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

2 Responses to “Update: Scaly Sea Monster Discovered Under Brooklyn Bridge”

  1. Ulysses responds:

    It’s a sea monster alright. I’ll eat it’s eggs with champagne if I was lucky enough to catch it. ” Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar” Sigmond Freud.

  2. mystery_man responds:

    This is without a doubt an Atlantic sturgeon. It was found within the habitat of sturgeon, it looks very much like a sturgeon. Sometimes when it looks like a duck, smells like a duck, and walks like a duck, well..

    Also, never underestimate what the forces of decomposition can do to make a carcass look weird. We have seen this time and time again in cryptozoology.

    It is a decomposing sturgeon. There is absolutely no reason to reach for unexplained causes in this case except for the media to get a good story out of it.

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