Dead shark found washed up on Cape Cod beach

WELLFLEET, MASS. (WHDH) - A rare 6-foot-long shark was found dead on a Cape Cod beach on Sunday, officials said.

Cape Cod National Seashore park rangers found the deceased porbeagle shark about a half-mile north of Marconi Beach, according to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

The shark’s cause of death was not immediately known.

Massachusetts Marine Fisheries was notified.

The porbeagle is a species of mackerel shark that mainly live in the cold and temperate marine waters of the North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere.


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