5000lb shark washed up!

On tuesday, a large 5000lb 26-foot  basking shark was found washed up on the shores of Long Island beach.  It died shortly after authorities arrived to the scene.  Basking sharks are the second largest fish in the ocean next to the whale shark, which is the biggest.

No one knows how the fish died, one witnessed said that he saw no abrasions or marks on the shark, which indicates that a boat strike may have occured.

Bask Sharks are non threatening to humans as they live on small organisms, like plankton and other small fish.


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