Was the eerie carcass that washed onto a Mexican beach in February 2020 a dolphin? If it was, it was certainly a strange one: it had no eyes, and its teeth were much longer, more curved, and sharper than those of dolphins’ typical short, blunt, only slightly curved teeth. And dolphins, of course, have eyes.
Maybe the mysterious creature that washed ashore at Destiladeras, in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, was an eel. Its lower body lacked fins and flukes and was much narrower than that of a dolphin’s anatomy.
While these guesses are reasonable, no one, including fishermen, could identify the carcass with any certainty. Its lack of eyes suggested that the sea creature might have come from the depths of the sea, perhaps from the 1,000-meter-deep marine area in Puerto Vallarta, although, if so, no one had any idea how the animal could have been carried onto the shore from such a depth.