Dead basking shark washes ashore in RI

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm •  Published: April 28, 2013
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WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — A 28-foot-long dead basking shark has washed ashore on a Rhode Island beach.

The Day of New London (Conn.) reports that a homeowner in the Misquamicut (mis-KWA'-mih-cut) beach area of Westerly reported the shark to police on Sunday morning.

Biologists with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center are expected to perform a necropsy to determine the cause of death.

The shark has been attracting curious onlookers who have stopped to take photos and touch it.



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