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Observed: 3rd August 2011 By: petes50
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Description:

Found this washed up on the beach have no idea what it is.

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Species interactions

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Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Thorny species of Skate or Ray?

Looks like it might be a Skate or Ray that has lost most of its 'wings'. A thorny species but I couldn't offer a definite ID.

nightfly's picture

I'd say there is every

I'd say there is every likelihood a fisherman has removed the edible wings with a knife and discarded the remains of the carcass. The visible flesh looks quite fresh, ie the cut.

Cathal.