What Is This?

Can you identify this sea creature washed up on the shore of Shinnecock Bay?

Walking along the Shinnecock Bay in Hampton Bays, Patch spotted this creature. We want to hear from you. What is it? Comment below. Is it another Montauk Monster?

beachwatcher October 18, 2012 at 04:52 PM
mouth of a stripped bass
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Victoria Roth said via Facebook, "A dead stargazer?"
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Michelle Marie Zambuto said via Facebook, "Weird lol"
Greg Menegio October 18, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Lori-Suzanne Dell October 18, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Fluke or flounder.
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Bryan Futerman said on Facebook, "It appears to be the gills and guts from a freshly caught Striped Bass. Many surf-casters will gut their catch as quickly as possible to keep the fish fresh and avoid the mess at home."
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Tracey Madsen Micari said on Facebook, "Dead bird?"
Michael D. Clark October 18, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Erin Schultz October 18, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Bobby Haas said on North Fork Patch Facebook: "Looks like a skate.. But are those feathers?"
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Zip P Shell said via facebook, "Toothy and feathers.. with a tail?? weird."
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 18, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Stacey Kuyava Reister said via Facebook, "Looks like it may have been a seagull.... looks like a beak at the top and if you closed it back up it looks like it could have been a bird... still gross."
jks October 18, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Could it be the skeleton of a horseshoe crab?
mhorine1 October 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Oyster Toadfish?
Johndavid Hensley October 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM
it is the carcass of a monkfish whos oversized head dwarfs the rest of body....the tail gives this away.....
123 October 19, 2012 at 11:16 AM
The "feather" looking things are gills of probably a bass.
fred October 19, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Joe Biden!!!!
Joe Burns October 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Montauk Monster, lock up your children!!
ViralGrain October 19, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Looks like part of the remains of the mouth of a whale near the inner jaw.
Hbjoker October 19, 2012 at 08:41 PM
whatever it is, it needs a drink on the Emerald Highway!
Joe Burns October 20, 2012 at 09:49 PM
What's the emerald highway
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