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Rare Sight Of Shark In Hampshire, UK

Written by on March 21, 2023

A shark thought to be rare in the UK has had its head and tail cut off after it was found dead on a beach. On Saturday, locals walking on Lepe beach in Hampshire discovered a dead shark which was later spotted without its head, tail and fin. Broadcaster and historian Dan Snow saw the shark and tweeted that a biologist he knew said it was an “exceptionally rare visitor to these shores”. Mr Snow tweeted a video at 01.00 GMT from a road near the beach where he and a group of local people had dragged the 8ft-long (2.4m) shark to try to safeguard it. He told the BBC that researchers were hoping to see the teeth and head as they believed the animal could be a small tooth sand tiger shark, usually found in warmer waters. It was a rare opportunity to have access to the shark and that scientists who contacted him wanted to study it to “help us learn about our oceans and the ocean health and climate change”.

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