According to the Japanese news site Byoukan Sunday there is debate as to whether this is a strange discovery or a hoax.
The find is dated March 2013 and was apparently made by a Chinese fisherman. As the Japanese newspaper points out the bones are rather perfect for a washed up skeleton, though. Could they have been hand carved?
As a hoax it is still a remarkable piece of art.
In Pure Spirit
What do you think? Is this a hoax or do you think the Chinese really have their hands on a skeleton that belongs to a creature we’ve never seen before?
Or is there a third option? Is this a partial skeleton of a more common creature? A whale, for example.