After posting this story about Whippy yesterday, I decided to take another look at the photo posted in the news article.
I ran it through an enlargement process using some special software and adjusted the contrast in the area of the image that is supposed to be the creature's head. What I came up with surprised me. Let's just say I may have been a bit premature in calling it a floating log...
Take a look at the enlarged, enhanced photo for yourself:
Looking at this enhancement, one can easily make out an eye, a nostril hole and what appears to be a mouth slit.
The overall look somewhat resembles a porpoises head. Although, the unmistakable reptilian appearance and lack of a blowhole does put that explanation in doubt.
I can confidently now say that I believe the photo is of some type of animal and not a log as I suggested the other day.
Now, if I can just get my hands on some higher quality pictures I should be able to bring out even more details.
Stay tuned, this could get very interesting!