9th December 2013

Ed Smith found a whale bone while doing some tidying up after the storm surge on the north Norfolk coastal path.

Thanks to the experts at the Natural History Museum it’s been possible to narrow it down to being a single, caudal chevron bone from the ventral surface (underside) of the caudal (tail) region of the vertebral column of a large whale, possibly a SPERM WHALE, though species identification is not possible from photographs such as these. Chevron bones serve to protect major blood vessels in the tail region of cetaceans.

copyright to both photos belongs to Ed Smith the scale is a foot long ruler

Whale Bone 2

Whale Bone 1