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Shark Comes Ashore on Menemsha Beach

A photo gallery from social media showing the dead shark found on Menemsha Beach Sunday.

A small crowd of spectators snapped photographs of a dead basking shark that washed ashore on Menemsha Beach Sunday afternoon, reports the Vineyard Gazette.

At least one eyewitness posted that the shark was initially still alive (see above).

The species of the shark was not confirmed, but it was believed to be a basking shark, a member of the world's second-most-numerous fish species, the Gazette reports.

Read "Dead Shark Washes Up at Menemsha Beach."


jack schimmelman January 13, 2014 at 08:24 AM
was probably looking for a winter rental
Edward Cherry January 13, 2014 at 06:58 PM
Jack, I'm Eddie Cherry hear in Tucson, Arizona. I found a beached Sea Bass near Gulf Port, Mississippi.I Know Christophere McEwain and Dad Steve of Aquamarine Dockbuilders there in Edgartown. The Sea Bass was about one third scavenged out I believe by aquatic I photoed it with my Verizon pay as you go Cell phone. I threw back into the Gulf of Mexico the fish then immediately three or four seagulls came getting ready to feed. My family Christmas was in New Orleans and Lucidale, Mississippi. on New Years Eve Day I was playing on the Trumpet Concertmate 250 keyboard harmonizing with a Black on his Trobone,---" Aint No Sunshine When She's Gone" and I did Vocale also. Anyone who see's Steve Tell him Eddie said HOWDY PARTNER!Face book me at Edward Cherry

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