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Mysterious sea creature washes ashore in St. Simons Island or is it a hoax?

A mysterious sea creature washed ashore in St. Simons Island and it has beachgoers scratching their heads. Jeff Warren and his son were at Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge just north of St. Simons Island in Georgia Friday when they came upon the creature on a barrier island. Warren thought it was a dead seal, but said when he got a closer look it resembled more of the Loch Ness monster. Warren sent the photo to News4Jax and said the creature was about 4 to 5 feet long with two fins, though only one can be seen in the picture. The creature has little teeth about one-eighth of an inch long. Is this creature a sea monster or just an oddly-shaped fish? For now, it remains a mystery. UPDATE: But Jacksonville University marine biology experts say, "Not so fast." They're calling the creature a hoax. Dr. Quinton White of the Marine Biology Institute at JU said he's seen the photo and video of the creature and the consensus at JU is that it's a fake. The Georgia Department of National Resources is trying to determine if anyone has the creature's carcass, so state experts can examine it. Officials said they got no calls about the sea creature, but would like to hear from anyone who has information. The ranger hotline is 800-241-4113. Jeff Warren said he and his son were at Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge when they stumbled upon the carcass last Friday. News4Jax contacted Warren to see if he might know where the creature's carcass is now, but we have not heard back.

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