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12-08-2014 Shark News Stories

Drowning Shark?

Mid-July, a great white shark washed up on a beach in Australia. It was dead, but with no apparent external injuries. The Western Australian Department of Fisheries investigated. Two days prior to the shark’s appearance between Geraldton and Shark Bay, it was seen by tourists in the shallow water near Coronation Beach. The shark appeared to be swimming very near the surface, moving into towards shore where it thrashed on the sand in very shallow water before swimming back out to sea. The tourists published the video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvmOvkTwyPU The shark apparently...

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