Whale bone identification?

Asked August 13, 2018, 8:30 AM EDT

I found this large bone on the beach in NC and believe it is a whale vertebrae. Are you able to confirm this or otherwise identify this bone/fossil? It measures about 12" x 8"

Carteret County North Carolina bone identification fossil identification

1 Response

There are several options and one way to find out is to dig into bone atlases of some marine mammals e.g.:
https://ptmsc.org/boneatlas/#oba
http://what-when-how.com/marine-mammals/skull-anatomy-marine-mammals/