When South Carolina residents near Folly Beach found a large, yellowish creature with plates and spiny projections washed up on shore,they were quick to label it an unusual sea monster. You may be inclined to say this sea monster has large scales, but they are really large plates called "scutes".But before imaginations got out of hand, a local veterinarian from the South Carolina Aquarium came forward with a more reasonable explanation for what should still be considered a rare find. Live 5 reports it was identified as an Atlantic sturgeon.
According to KSEE 24, Atlantic sturgeon can grow to be as large as 15 feet long and 800 pounds. NOAA’s d
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