Shark washes up on Weston beach
PUBLISHED: 11:35 20 June 2011 | UPDATED: 09:19 21 June 2011
ONLOOKERS could not believe their eyes when a shark washed up in Weston yesterday (Sun) afternoon.
Arcade worker Neil Duckett spotted what is believed to be a starry smoothhound shark on the beach at 2pm and pulled the 4ft-long creature onto the north deck of the Grand Pier.
On closer inspection onlookers found it was dead.
Zoologist Hayley Upham, of SeaQuarium in Weston, says the creature is a starry smoothhound shark, which is normally found around the Irish Sea.
She says it is the first time she has known known one to wash up in Weston.
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