In the second photo, it looks like something from a horror movie.
— John B. (@dendroica) Sep 7, 2017
Most importantly, though…
would not eat
— David Steen, Ph.D. (@AlongsideWild) Sep 7, 2017
Ms Desai added: ‘So we put the photos out there and the guesses started coming in. One of the first few guesses suggested some arrange of eel.
‘I mentally smacked my forehead, since once that was suggested we could positively see the eel shape.
‘But when we consider of an eel, we consider of it in the ocean, hiding among coral or rocks, so we hadn’t done the tie while I’d been on the beach.’
Dr Kenneth Tighe of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History believes it could be a fangtooth snake-eel, a class local to the Gulf of Mexico which lurks in the low and feasts on bony fish and crustaceans.