Strange sea creature on South Carolina coast ID’d as Atlantic sturgeon | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News:
"Something strange washed ashore on Folly Beach in South Carolina . . . The beast had some wondering if it was some sort of new species.
Be not afraid, land dwellers. According to AOL's Pawnation, the freakishly large creature may look alien, but it is harmless. A veterinarian from a South Carolina aquarium identified the fish as a sturgeon. The Atlantic sturgeon can grow to 15 feet in length and weigh over 800 pounds."