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Gower: Mystery sea creature washes up on Rhossili beach

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A mysterious creature has washed up on Rhossili beach on Gower with experts so far unable to confirm its identity.

It has a 5ft (1.52m) skeleton with a long head and large jaw line and some believe it is a cetacean, such as a whale, dolphin or porpoise.

"When you look at it the first time you may think it is a crocodile, but it is certainly not," said Swansea University expert Dan Forman.

Beth Janetta, 41, discovered the carcass while walking her dogs.

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National Trust area ranger Mark Hipkin, who was called to collect the remains, said he thought it was a porpoise.

"We have porpoises washing up quite regularly, as well as dolphins and seals - and sometimes sheep," he said.

Dr Forman, a bioscience specialist, said: "Its jaw line suggests it is like a cetacean whale or a dolphin."

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