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Dead shark washed ashore at Redcar
5:00pm Monday 9th September 2013 in News
PEOPLE walking along Redcar beach got more than they bargained for this morning (Monday, September 9) when they stumbled across a dead shark that had been washed ashore.
The creature, belived to be a male Porbeagle, was discovered at around 9am on the beach near to the new Tuned In building on the promenade.
The Porbeagle, which is often found in the cold and temperate marine waters of the North Atlantic, is not known for attacking humans.
A crowd of onlookers gathered on the beach before staff from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council removed the carcass at around lunchtime.
Councillor George Dunning, leader of the council, said: "We received a report that a shark had been washed up on Redcar beach by a member of the public at 9am today.
“We believe it is a Porbeagle Shark, 3ft-4ft male, and that it may have been hit by a ship or boat.
“The council’s neighbourhood team were on hand quickly and removed the remains from the beach."
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