1. starskeptic says

    It’s a model of the Spindrift from ‘land of the Giants’ made entirely from transitional fossil parts…

  2. chigau (ever-elliptical) says

    I hope it’s a sculpture made of fish bone ’cause if something shat that out….

  3. Ctenotrish says

    I think that is the skeleton of a pufferfish. The toothy bits become the spikes when the puffer inflates itself with water (or air if the poor thing is being mucked with by tourists).

  4. says

    I’ve looked up puffer fish skeletons, and that’s not one. Everything is interlocked, and when you look at the image full size, there are way too many fins (or wings) to account for one critter.

  5. says

    The absent skull confused me a bit so my first guess was sponge skeleton. But when I saw the second picture the skull was a giveaway.

  6. wzrd1 says

    I never saw a puffer fish skeleton before, thanks!

    Now, that’s one fish that is *serious* about not getting eaten. ;)
    Enlarges to an impractical size, spines and tetrodotoxin. Few other creatures have so many defensive strategies!

  7. jrkrideau says

    Missed it completely.

    My impression from the first photo was a yeast doughnut with raisins, rolled in dessicated coconut. Clearly I was wrong.