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Fact Check: No, this isn’t a sea serpent skeleton, it is an art creation in France

Viral post claiming that a giant Sea Serpent Skeleton found on a Beach in France is fake. The image is actually of a giant sculpture created by an artist.

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: July 8, 2021

New Delhi (Vishvas News): Vishvas News received an image on its Chatbot for fact check. The image purports to show a giant Sea Serpent Skeleton found on a Beach in France. Vishvas News investigated and found the viral post to be fake. The image shown is not of a real serpent snake, but a giant sculpture created by an artist.

Claim

Vishvas News received a photo on its Whatsapp tipline purports to show a giant Sea Serpent Skeleton found on a Beach in France. The claim on the photo read: “A massive sea serpent skeleton found on a beach in France”.

Investigation

Vishvas News performed Google reverse image search of the viral photo and found that the claim with the viral photo is false. The image is of a sea serpent sculpture called the ‘Serpent d’Océan’ created by Chinese-born French artist Huang Yong Ping.

As per the website thisiscolossal.com, “completed in 2012, Serpent d’océan is a giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton by artist Huang Yong Ping (previously) situated off the shore of the Loire River where it empties into the Bay of Biscay just outside of Nantes, France. Measuring nearly 425 feet in length the curving skeleton mirrors the curves of the nearby Saint-Nazaire bridge and was created as a permanent work for the final Estuaire contemporary art exhibition in 2012.”

Vishvas News contacted Marie Dupas, Head of artistic project, LE VOYAGE A NANTES, Estuaire Nantes < > Saint Nazaire, HAB Galerie and discussed the viral post through an email. She replied: “The viral image is of the Serpent d’Ocean. It is on a beach of Saint-Brevin, close to the bridge of Saint-Nazaire. It is an aluminum sculpture of 120meters long.”

Conclusion: Viral post claiming that a giant Sea Serpent Skeleton found on a Beach in France is fake. The image is actually of a giant sculpture created by an artist.

  • Claim Review : A massive sea serpent skeleton found on a beach in France
  • Claimed By : Whatsapp user
  • Fact Check : False
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