Scientists in Darwin have been perplexed after two mysterious languages were seen on a beach.
Resident Liam Mercer discovered that the animal remains 200 meters away on the Casuarina beach in Darwin on Friday.
He described his unusual find on ABC News as "new."
"If you look closely, you can see the arteries and blood vessels where they've been cut," he said.
& # 39; The mystery is, what were they and how did they end there? It certainly has tongues moving.
Scientists in Darwin were perplexed after the recent discovery of two languages (in the image) that appeared on the beach of Casuarina.
Carol Palmer, expert in marine mammals of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), quickly confirmed that the two washed languages were definitely of a whale.
He pointed to an orca attack, which often centers on carving humpback whales for an easy meal.
"What they (orcas) love most is the language," said Palmer.
"It's the time of year when the humpback whales are here and calved, so it makes sense."
An expert on marine mammals from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) quickly confirmed that the two washed languages belonged definitely to a whale (stock image)
A fake orca could also be the mysterious "culprit", but as Dr. Palmer explained, they are rarely seen in the waters of Darwin.
Another possible explanation for the mysterious remains of animals could be that the mammal was already dead and then partially eaten by sharks or crocodiles.
"We regularly get crocodiles chewing green turtles, they are such a tough animal … so maybe they ate and the tongues came off.
"They could be sharks, they could be orcas or they could be crocodiles," he said.
The marine expert said the debris may be the result of an orca attack, which often targets humpback whale carvings (pictured) for an easy meal.